Healthy eating

Healthy eating means having a complete, varied and balanced diet, providing adequate energy and well-being throughout the day. In addition, it is associated with the prevention of chronic diseases.

We’re confronted every day with dietary decisions, whether at our favorite restaurant or at the supermarket. It is important to make informed decisions, based on the principles of healthy eating.

Healthy eating presents multiple benefits, such as providing the body with adequate energy and nutrients, helping maintaining physical and mental health status, contributing for adequate growth and development of children and adolescents, amongst others.

In the last decades, research has showed an increased consumption of animal products (namely meat and fats) and energy intake, which has led to a rise in the prevalence of chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc.). Therefore, it is of extreme importance to modify the current eating patterns. This space’s main goal is to present recommendations/guidelines to give you the necessary tools to implement a healthy lifestyle.