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How to be healthy!

How? Following the benchmarks of the PNNS (National Health Nutrition Program ): > increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables to reach a quota of at least 5 per day > consume calcium source foods (mainly dairy products and, in addition, the vegetables, or mineral waters rich in them) to reach the recommended intakes of 3 dairy products per day

limit the consumption of fats , in particular saturated fats (meats, sausages, cheeses , pastries …)
increase the consumption of starchy starches, in particular complete cereal foods
limit the consumption of sugar and foods rich in starch sugar (sodas, sweets, jam, chocolate …).

> Stay sober

Why ? Hyper – caloric (1 g = 7 Kcal), alcohol diffuses widely in the body before being broken down by the liver into a toxic molecule. Thus, a high consumption would be at the origin of cancers (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, colon, rectum, breast …), and would increase the risk of global mortality, in particular cerebrovascular.

How? Moderation! Prefer low alcohol drinks to the detriment of strong alcohols dry or mixed with soda; drink slowly and put your drink between each sip; have a drink (of alcohol) for pleasure, and a drink (of water) for thirst; do not exceed the equivalent of 2 glasses of wine of 10 cl or 2 beers of 25 cl or 6 cl of strong alcohol per day. Pregnant, ignore.

> Beware of the sun

Why ? Long exposures start the sun capital. Skin aging is accelerated, the risk of cataracts increased. UVA and UVB are carcinogenic.

How? Avoid exposing the summer between 12h and 16h. Never put yourself in the sun without a layer of cream with a high index and regularly renew the application. Wear protective sunglasses, especially on snow or the sea, where reverberation is important.

> Give up smoking

Why ? Apart from cardiovascular diseases and cancers, smoking is run many risks to women associated with the pill, it promotes clot formation, damaging the vessel wall and narrows, increasing the risk of phlebitis and thrombosis; it precipitates decalcification; it increases the risk of extra uterine pregnancy, miscarriage, premature delivery, caesarean section and fetal growth retardation.

How? Do not touch it! If it’s too late, get help!

Why ? A regular sport activity also improves the silhouette, the well-being and the self-esteem.

How? You can be active without being sporty, and move without changing your lifestyle. Do at least half an hour of brisk walking a day or the equivalent. So do not hesitate to walk a little on short trips, get off the bus or the metro station before, do your shopping on foot rather than by car, ban escalators and lifts … On weekends, schedule an activity: bike, rollerblade, ride, swimming pool …

> Make sure a medical follow-up

Why ? Prevention is better than cure, do not we say? The earlier a disease is detected, the more likely it is to be treated. Simple control examinations allow it.

How? Do a check-up (blood test, blood pressure …) with your GP at least every two years. Consult your gynecologist at least once a year, your ophthalmologist once every two years, your dentist every year, your dermatologist every year.

How to stay young and healthy in everyday life


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It is on our plate that our best ally would be to stay young and healthy . In order for food to keep its beneficial role on the body, some basic rules must be respected.

1) Eat less . We usually eat too much, see too much. To reduce one’s food intake is to reduce the speed of metabolic reactions, that is to say the work of the organism. It is less overloaded and less tired.

2) Avoid fast sugars . Remember that we store little sugar in our body and that, therefore, any excess turns into fat. In addition, a poorly regulated sugar level induces the appearance of the metabolic syndrome .

3) Reduce your consumption of fatty meat, cheese and butter. In addition, excess animal fat is one of the causes of the onset of the metabolic syndrome.

4) To counterbalance excess omega 6, provide your body with enough omega 3 fatty acids, of which we are often largely deficient. Canola, soy and nut oils are rich. These omega 3 fatty acids have opposite effects to those of omega 6. They fight against inflammation, promote fluidification of the blood and dilate the arteries. It is in fish oil that we find the most active omega 3 fatty acids, especially the famous DHA and EPA.

5) Prefer the intake of vegetable proteins . Meat and cheese, if they are high in protein, are also too rich in animal fats. In addition, animal proteins generate homocysteine, a major cardiovascular risk factor. So limit your consumption of meat and cheese. Be satisfied with a little white meat (poultry) and fresh cheese. Vegetable proteins, on the other hand, contain less methionine than meat and, as a result, generate less homocysteine. In addition, they do not contain saturated fats. Beans and lentils are a good source of protein. Fermented soy in the form of tofu, mixed with vegetables, is an excellent food.

6) Make fruits and vegetables the basis of your healthy diet . They contain a lot of fibers that make it easier to transit , slow down the absorption of fats and sugars, regulate the feeling of hunger. In addition, fruits and vegetables are the most important source of bio-assimilable mineral salts and trace elements . Prefer them from organic farming.

7) What we drink is as important as what we eat because we are 70% water. As we age, we tend to lose water. Good hydration is a simple way to stay young. Drink water or infusions at will, during and outside meals. A glass of red wine with meals (no more) is perfectly compatible with good health, especially as the red wine contains the famous resveratrol, first-rate biological protector, as we will see.

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