December 6, 2022

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Are modern foods healthy?  know what they are

Are modern foods healthy? know what they are

do you know food fashion? For a few years, many foods have become fashionable, which have been attributed to semi-supernatural properties. In fact, it is considered a “miracle” food. Nothing could be further from the truth because although they may have health benefits, it is useless to take them on their own if the overall diet is unhealthy and varied.

“No food has, by itself, the ability to improve our health. The important thing is to maintain a healthy diet as a whole and make sure our habits can continue throughout life,” the specialist says.


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However, there are very “trendy” and healthy foods. “The fact that there are no miracle foods does not mean that there are no healthy foods. Of course, although “fads” have led us to increase consumption, for example, of healthy fats from avocados, the foods that are most interesting from a nutritional point of view are fruits and vegetables and legumes and nuts. In other words, those we’ve always considered healthy.”

Characteristics of a healthy diet

“In my view, our diet should be based on the consumption of elements that provide us with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), phytonutrients (antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic compounds) and soluble and insoluble fibres,” a nutritionist tells us.

The food groups in which these compounds appear in greater proportion are specifically the fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts we mentioned earlier.”


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It is also important to offer a variety and choose seasonal, fresh and local produce.

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What are the characteristics of modern foods?

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Extra virgin olive oil

Olive oil is one of the foods to which the most properties are attributed. It is a vegetable fat with a very good fat content and also provides fiber and antioxidants. Of course, it is a food that contains calories, so it cannot be abused, no matter how healthy it is.

avocado
This is another one of the trendiest foods, and for good reason. It is rich in healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals (potassium stands out) and it must be remembered that it is very active, so moderation is advised. It is perfect for breakfast or in salads, even with fish with avocado.

sweet potato
Nutritionist Carlotta Fernandez recommends this other food: sweet potatoes. It is a source of energy and high-quality carbohydrates. Rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber (highly satiating). It can be used to add a sweeter flavor to creams and is perfect for snacking or making these delicious and original recipes with sweet potatoes.

chia seeds
Undoubtedly, these seeds gave a lot to talk about. Many beneficial properties of the body are attributed to him and so it is. As the nutritionist explains, they are rich in omega-3s, and by hydrating them, they generate a mucilage that is beneficial for the intestinal flora. You can eat it in salads or in yogurt. You have many chia seed recipes.

dark chocolate
We may be giving you great joy by telling you that this food is very healthy. Rich in flavonoids (antioxidants) and improves insulin sensitivity. Take it in its purest version. The more cocoa you have and the less sugar it contains, the healthier it will be. And you already know that you can eat jaguars or make delicious dark chocolate desserts.

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Cream of dried fruits
The fat profile of walnuts is very interesting. In addition, they are a very good source of plant protein, says the nutritionist. That is why we have included it in our list of healthy foods. Once again, it must be remembered that although it is recommended to eat them practically every day, it is not recommended to exceed a handful, as they contain high calories. Eat it as a snack to satiate your hunger. In addition to cream, you can prepare other recipes with nuts.

vegetable pasta
It should be borne in mind that a portion of legume pasta (lentils, chickpeas, peas …) will not equal a portion of the legumes themselves. Of course, it’s still a good alternative to pasta and an excellent choice for upping your protein intake or for people who don’t like legumes very much. Here are some ideas for making hummus.

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