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Healthy eating is one of the main tools for preventing and treating chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and neurological diseases.
Healthy eating in first person
Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
In the last 20-30 years, the Mediterranean diet has been one of the most well-researched, and it has been shown to have many health benefits.
Healthy eating is one of the main tools for preventing and treating chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and neurological diseases. Implementing this at an early age and maintaining it throughout life promotes health.
Characteristics of a Healthy diet
This concept is very subjective since it is influenced by cultural, social and economic aspects, but there are certain common patterns that characterise it. Food must be:
Balanced. It should supply nutrients in the right proportions for the needs of each person according to their age, sex and living situation.
Sufficient. Enough food should be provided to ensure essential nutrients and maintain weight.
Varied. A variety of foods ensures that all the necessary nutrients are provided.
Appetising. Food should activate the senses (vision, smell, taste) and help to maintain them over time.
Sustainable. Factor related to the acquisition of food and its impact on the environment.