A balanced and responsible diet
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.