Armony in health 2 June, 2017 Isabel Vallejo
Fats, salt and sugar should be used sparingly. A lot of the flavor they bring to meals can be substituted with vegetables or legumes.
Learn more about each food group, their effects on the body and suggestions to make them part of a healthy diet in the following videos.
Just the right amount of sugar
The WHO suggests limiting in your sugar intake to less than 10% of your total caloric intake. Keep in mind that many natural and processed foods contain sugar.
Keep your salt intake to less than 5 g a day to help prevent high blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Can fats be good?
Fats should consist of less than 30% of your daily caloric intake. There are healthy fats that are also necessary for the body to function properly. Give priority to these fats over others, such as saturated fats and processed fats (trans fats).
Delicious and nutritious vegetable and legume alternatives
Aside from being good sources of nutrients, many vegetables and legumes, including non-traditional ones, provide the body with the flavors and energy it needs.