Balanced diet: how it should be

Balance diet On many occasions we have told you that when it comes to enjoying a good health both from a general point of view and from a nutritional point of view, is the follow-up of a balance diet .

It basically consists in consuming natural and healthy foods , but depending on the group of foods to which they belong, and ultimately to the main nutrients they provide.

Thus, a balanced diet will be based on the amount of carbohydrates, proteins and fats that we should consume every day , and that our body needs daily.

How should a balanced diet be?

It is understood by balanced diet to a daily diet that respects the different nutritional needs of our body , which must in turn adapt to the calories the person needs (depending on your height and physical build).

But for a balanced diet not only should the nutritional needs of our body be respected, depending on the amount of carbohydrates, proteins and fats that we should consume daily. It should also include a variety of foods in the appropriate amounts .

It is essential that this variety is equally suited to the characteristics that each person has, depending on their age, sex, physical complexion and lifestyle.

To keep this in mind, a good option is to attend to the so-called nutritional pyramid , and that will help us to know what daily amounts we should consume each day:

nutritional pyramid

We must also pay special attention to the daily nutritional needs :

  • 60% carbohydrates
  • 15% protein
  • 25% fat

Tips to follow a balanced diet

  • Eat fish 4 times a week.
  • Eat meat 3 or 4 times a week.
  • Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
  • Eat legumes 3 times a week.
  • Opt for skimmed dairy.
  • Avoid sweets, precooked and fried foods, and industrial bakery.

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