A balanced diet is a healthy diet
To be able to function properly, our body needs all the nutrients that come from foods, that is proteins, carbohydrates (sugar) and fats, plus vitamins and minerals. To help maintain a healthy weight and have the best chance to stay in good health, balance is key.
The WHO (the World Health Organization) has given recommendations in 5 points that summarize the basis of nutrition:
A balanced diet is pleasure
Pleasure and variety are important in a balanced diet. Fatty and sweet foods are usually the most delicious and can be part of a balanced diet if eaten in moderation. A balanced diet should bring us our body needs, no more, no less, but it must not be strictly followed every day; equilibrium can be achieved over several days.
A balanced diet is for everybody
At all stages and conditions of life, we need a balanced diet that can be adapted while following the same principles, for example:
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