Friday, 17 May 2013

How to eat a balanced diet

A diet balanced together means the right balance between the intake of macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates, protein and dietary fiber), micro-nutrients (minerals, trace elements and vitamins) and water.

The daily requirement of energy and to the different nutrients drawn up form the basis of the theoretical dietary recommendations. They are displayed in the active food triangle.

The active food triangle contains 9 different layers. Eight food groups and one low for exercise. Classification and choice of the groups is based on the application of nutrients. The bigger the group, the more of these products are needed for a balanced diet. The tip of the triangle is separate from because it contains foods that are not really needed in a typical healthy diet.

Eating healthy means:

Balance: choose from the different food groups and respect the relationship.
Variation: within each group vary in the types of the same vegetables every day, for example, not eating.
Temperance: respect the daily recommended quantities per group