Eating healthy is part of a culture of life that has grown stronger every day. Get to know the five tips so that you consciously appropriate a good eating habit:
1. Eating an adequate and balanced diet will depend on each individual
You may wonder: how to have an adequate and balanced diet? According to experts, this depends, on the one hand, on the physiological characteristics, gender and age of each person, and on the other, on the degree of activity and routine that they perform. That is, a 35-year-old adult should not consume the same foods as a child, adolescent or older adult, surely some of them will require a reinforcement of vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements. (one)
2. Snacks help control appetite and decrease anxiety
Placing a little emphasis on the importance of adequate coverage of nutritional requirements, it is essential that you take into account the five daily meals recommended by health professionals, and in that sense, in addition to breakfast, lunch, and lunch As the main moments, snacks are essential, since when the body goes a long time without receiving any food, it will lack energy, and will ask for any type of food, generating an inadequate and unconscious choice. Therefore, snacks will help you control your appetite and decrease anxiety; Ideally, you should look for low-calorie options that contain protein, fiber, and vitamins. The Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF) recommends that these snacks provide between 10 and 15 percent of daily calories in children and adolescents. (1, 2, 3, 4)
3. Chronic NON-communicable diseases ARE transmitted by behavior
The way we live in modernity encourages unhealthy practices associated with unbalanced diet and sedentary behaviors, which has impacted on the increase in obesity, high cholesterol or high blood fat and diabetes in our population, among others. (4, 5, 6, 7)
The so-called chronic non-communicable diseases are actually diseases caused by lifestyles that are characterized by customs, traditions, knowledge and interactions that have driven unhealthy decisions in people in the environment in which they live and in their daily lives. The reality is that chronic, NON-communicable diseases ARE transmitted by behavior and by example (3).
4. Plan well your nutrient-dense meals with adequate portions
If your daily nutritional balance is conditioned by a disease such as diabetes, for example, you should know that, although there is no single eating pattern to treat it, you must consider planning meals with foods rich in nutrients and appropriate portions , and this is where snacks play a very important role, as they will allow you to achieve your body weight goals; delay or prevent complications of the disease; and reach your goals for lipids, blood glucose, and blood pressure.
It is of great importance within the creation of habits in the culture of learning to eat, the proper reading of the ingredients and nutritional tables of each product to understand what is going to be consumed, and to be aware whether or not it meets the nutritional requirements of your health condition to obtain well-being. (3, 8)
5. Nutritional formulas are an excellent option as a nutritional supplement
Complete nutritional formulas in which a wide variety of nutrients are found, which are also in food, are an excellent option as a nutritional supplement. When having inadequate eating habits, it is necessary to go to them to achieve optimal nutritional requirements. These can be consumed within a balanced diet according to the requirements of each person. In most situations, they are indicated for people with obesity, diabetes, inappetent children, vegetarians, people with cardiovascular risks, those who exercise, or older adults, among others.
Finding a delicious snack will also make it easier for you to adapt to a nutritional plan and achieve wellness. Discovering a complete formula with micro and macronutrients in ideal caloric loads, and that, in addition, can be consumed by the whole family from the age of 12, is an excellent solution; This is the case of ´Preventia Soy´, nutritional food in a powder mixture with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, sweetened with stevia with a delicious flavor.
Preventia Soy is recommended to consume at any time of the day, thanks to its low glycemic index and good fiber content, in addition, it contains an ideal caloric intake for a snack. Its components will allow you to regulate anxiety and generate a feeling of satiety.
When integrated into the daily healthy snack plan, this nutritional food facilitates change in behaviors that are related to the culture of learning to eat in a healthy and mindful environment. This nutritional food is also suitable for people with diabetes. If you want to know some recipes with Preventia Soy, you can go to www.diabetrics.com or @preventiaoficial.
Nicoleth Velásquez Guerra – Dietitian Nutritionist from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, active member of the Colombian Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, and of the Colombian Heart Foundation.