With the frantic lifestyle that sets the tone of contemporary society, more and more people are looking for a balanced diet to compensate for stress and damage to health.

Medical follow-up, often placed in the background or even dismissed, is essential in this process. Balancing the quantity and quality of food consumed is the key to food reeducation. Radical diets, which reduce too much or eliminate certain food groups from the menu may even bring short-term results, but can lead to health problems in general.

Every change in diet must be permanent and made gradually and specifically for each individual. Successful dietary re-education depends on changes such as a reduction in sugar and salt consumption. This must be gradual, so that the palate is readjusted to the taste of the food.

Physical exercises that, associated with changes in diet, have a positive impact on health. The benefits are given by the regularity of the practice and by the daily consumption of healthy foods, that is, the effects occur thanks to discipline in relation to the dietary routine and physical exercises.

In a practical way, the foods that must be present daily on the table are fresh and minimally processed. Fruits, vegetables, whole-grain flours, as well as rice, beans, meat, milk and eggs are examples. The consumption of water, around two liters per day, is also essential for the proper functioning of the organism.

Those who want to intensify their care with food can add organic items to the diet. Organic farming is the form of agricultural planting that forgo synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Crop rotation, natural fertilizers and biological pest control are used to maintain soil productivity, adequately supplying the necessary nutrients to plants. Therefore, foods may contain more vitamins and minerals than those grown in conventional ways.

In addition to the fact that organic foods are superior to conventional ones, the more people looking for products of the type and with an agroecological base, the greater the support that family agroecology producers will receive and the closer we will be to a socially and environmentally sustainable food system.

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