WHAT TO BRING IN THE LUNCH BOX?

When it comes to infant feeding, all care is short. With small ones at home it is easier to maintain healthy eating habits. But when it comes time to go to school is the question: how to ensure that they maintain a healthy diet in the face of so many options? One suggestion is to prepare an attractive lunch box, filled with healthy foods, but that pleases the children’s demanding taste.

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FOOD FIBERS

Granola , chia , flaxseed … Just talk about diet that soon these foods appear as indispensable items to insert into the food routine. Whether it’s breakfast accompanying fruits and natural yogurts or preparing recipes, they always help you get the way you want. And all this thanks to the dietary fiber, important nutrient that these products have in common.

What are dietary fiber?
Fibers are parts that make up plant foods. But to understand the roles they play in our organism, we must separate them into two categories: soluble and insoluble.

Soluble fibers are those that interact with water. With this, a gel is formed, which prolongs the sensation of satiety, besides regulating the intestinal transit. Some foods sources of this type of fiber are: oats , soy, carrots, cassava, apple, beet and citrus fruits.

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Why do dietary fibers help you lose weight?

Soluble fiber causes the body to absorb carbohydrates more slowly, which prevents insulin spikes. This is especially beneficial because it causes the body to not develop a framework called insulin resistance, the main cause of the onset of type 2 diabetes. Consumption of fiber also helps control cholesterol, since the gel that soluble fibers form when they come into contact with water alters the absorption of cholesterol in the body. With this, there is a control in the levels of LDL (the bad cholesterol) in the blood.

FAR BEYOND THE GREEN SALAD

When you talk about vegetables , the first image that comes to mind is green leaves, such as cabbage and lettuce, right? Although they are an important part of this group, there are many other foods that constitute this food category, such as roots, tubers and legumes. In addition to being essential to make a balanced and nutritious diet, these are foods that result in tasty dishes. With so many options the challenge is just to choose the ones that best suit your taste buds.The 50 most consumed vegetables in Brazil
A country of rich soil and favorable temperature like ours offers a multitude of foods of the most diverse categories. The important thing is to know what they are and what types they are, in order to be able to compose a dish with all the nutrients that our body needs. Thinking about it, the website of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) listed the 50 most consumed vegetables in Brazil, separated by categories.