What kind of food should be on your plate?

What kind of food should be on your plate?

This animation helps you learn the basics of healthy eating.

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  • Which substance is responsible for the golden yellow color of carrots?

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  • - We can consume fruits of any color.

  • bell pepper - Bell peppers are very rich in vitamin C.
  • - Very rich in beta-carotene, which gives it characteristic color.

To cover the amount of fruits required by our body, we can eat any kind of raw, canned, dried or frozen fruit. The high fiber content of fruits helps the proper functioning of the digestive system. The sweet taste of fruits is due mainly to their fructose content.

Similarly to raw fruit, fruit juices also contain plenty of nutrients and vitamins, but usually no fibers. Because of their high sugar content, it is recommended to limit the amount the fruit juice we drink.

Compared to refined grains, whole grains contain all the nutrients of grain thanks to limited processing. Foods made from whole grains provide us with plenty of minerals, fibers and proteins, because the bran and germ are not removed during the processing of these grains.

Their high fiber content has a beneficial effect on our body. On the one hand, it slows down the process of conversion of starch into sugars, so the blood sugar level does not rise too high after eating. On the other hand, it also helps the movement of food through the digestive tract. The magnesium, selenium and copper content of whole grains may also provide protection against some types of cancer.

  • soybeans

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