Bibo Ristorante provides tips for healthy cooking! A healthy diet and lifestyle are essential to stay fit and healthy. The need for healthy eating has become a matter of course for many people. The problem is that we hear everything and its opposite about what healthy eating is. Many people wonder about how to eat healthy
The goal here is to give you keys that I believe are the basis of a healthy diet and that can be applied to all of us. Respect these principles and you will already have come a long way to regain your fitness, health and vitality!
Stop buying industrial food
Why? Why? Because products from the food industry are highly processed. Wikipedia defines an ultra-processed food as “a food derived from the agri-food industry and whose composition, industrial processing processes and additives used bring it into the category of “ultra-processed”… This category includes in particular foods with a very high energy value, containing saturated fats, salt, free sugars in large quantities while providing only a few fibres, proteins and micro-nutrients”.
What does this mean? Simply put, industrial food is empty calories. Food goes through many processing processes, they lose a lot of nutrients along the way. On arrival we end up with food that is nutritionally empty. So not very interesting. They also contain many additives, colorants, preservatives, sugars and trans fats that are dangerous to health.
Replace industrial products with quality raw products
That is to say, products that have undergone little or no processing: fruits, vegetables, oilseeds, legumes, unrefined cereals, eggs, meat (unprocessed, therefore sausages are not included), fish, are part of the raw food.
Favouring short circuits not only makes it possible to know where the products you consume come from, but also to consume fresh products. The closer they are to you, the faster you can eat them while they are still fresh and full of nutrients.
Let’s take the example of a fruit. An exotic fruit brought by boat from the other side of the world will have had time to lose many of its nutrients between the time it is picked and consumed. In addition, these fruits are harvested before maturity to ensure that they will last the duration of the journey, depriving them of their nutritional qualities. A fruit that matures in the sun rather than during transport will taste much better.
Whole grains and unrefined products
A complete cereal is a cereal that contains all the grain: bran, germ and endosperm.
Bran (the seed shell) is rich in B vitamins, minerals and fibre. The germ contains antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamin E. Finally, the endosperm (the seed body) contains vitamin B, starch (complex carbohydrates) and protein.
However, during the refining process, the bran and germ of cereals are removed and with them all the nutrients, fibres and vitamins they contain.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been insisting for several years on the need to limit meat consumption. It is therefore better to eat less but better quality meat. From a health point of view, too much meat, especially red meat, is not good. Why? Why? Because red meat contains a lot of saturated fat and uncontrolled cooking methods can be harmful. The harmful effects of improper meat cooking are discussed in this article, which also explains how to avoid it.
In addition, intensive farming conditions result in poor quality meat. Massive administration of growth hormones and antibiotics, intense animal stress, all this has an impact on meat quality. Not to mention the ethical problem that this poses. If you cannot do without meat, choose it preferably under an Organic (AB) or Red Label. Organic agriculture guarantees animals raised in the open air and fed with organic food. As for the red label, it selects animals raised in accordance with traditional breeding practices.