Do you know what it is to eat healthy?
The health and good functioning of our body depends on the nutrition and nutrition that we have during life.
Food and Nutrition even when they seem to mean the same thing, they are different concepts.
Food allows us to take from the environment that surrounds us, the food of the diet (from the mouth to the outside) and Nutrition is the set of processes that allow our body to use the nutrients contained in food to perform its functions (from the mouth to inside).
Food is all natural or industrialized products that we consume to cover a physiological need (hunger).
Nutrients are substances that are found inside food and that the body needs to perform different functions and maintain health. There are five types of nutrients called: Proteins or Protides, Fats or Lipids, Carbohydrates or Carbohydrates, Vitamins and Minerals.
HOW ARE FOODS CLASSIFIED?
Foods are classified into three basic groups, according to the function of the nutrients they contain:
|Group||Foods that make it up|
| Plastic food or repairers
They contain more protein
|Milk, meats (beef, poultry, hunting), eggs, fish, sausages, cheese, yogurt.|
| Regulatory foods
They contain more vitamins and minerals.
|Fruits (melon, leg, orange, apple) and vegetables (lettuce, carrot, cabbage, tomato).|
| Energetic food
They contain more carbohydrates and fats.
|Cereals (corn, rice, wheat, sorghum), grains (beans, beans, lentils), tubers (also called vegetables such as ocher, potato, cassava), banana, oils, margarine, butter, mayonnaise.|