The importance of a correct diet for our health
The basic principle that ought to be followed for a balanced diet is the following: we ought to eat each kind of food in a reasonable quantity. The permanent abstinence from food enjoyment does not ensure a better health but on the contrary it leads to stress, anxiety and a feeling of deprivation. The correct daily diet should include:
Carbohydrates at 50-60% of daily consumption of calories, fats (lipids) at 25-35%, proteins (albumins) at 10-15%, vitamins, vegetable fibres, trace elements and water.
The survival, development and proper functioning of the human organism depend on diet. Different kinds of foods offer the fuel that is necessary for every human function and activity (source: Christiana Philippou Charidimou, M.S., R.D., Ph.D., Registered Clinical and Athletics Dietitian and Nutritionist).
At ALPHAMEGA hypermarkets you will find all kinds of foods, products low in fat, that render a healthy diet enjoyable and easy. You may enjoy your favourite dishes without anxiety. You simply have to make the purest choice in pastas, breads, confectioneries, cereals, delicatessen, milk products and various other products that we sell.
Foods rich in vitamin E: Olive oil, green vegetables, seeds, nuts, almonds, vegetable oils.
Foods rich in vitamin C: Citrus fruits, potatoes, peppers, kiwis, tomatoes, strawberries, green vegetables and berries.
Food rich in B-carotene: Seeds, fish, meat, eggs, cereals, wild rice, nuts.
Foods rich in zinc: Legumes, soya, seeds, meat, shellfish.
Foods rich in flavonoids: Apples, berries, wine, tea, onions, garlic.
Foods rich in folic acid: Green leafy vegetables, enriched breakfast cereals.
Foods rich in vitamin B6: Legumes, breakfast cereals, bananas, chicken.
(Cyprus Dietitians Association)
Healthy diet for a healthy heart
Heart conditions are the main cause of death in Cyprus. As in the case of other illnesses prevention is better than cure; therefore try to learn the risk factors for heart conditions and take the necessary precautions.
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
- High blood pressure
- Over-consumption of alcohol
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