Polish experts, after 7 years, have announced the new rules of nutrition, in line with the latest recommendations of the WHO, which will help people to live healthier and longer.
In new version of "Pyramid of healthy nutrition and physical activity" there are few surprises.
Physical activity has been located at the base of pyramid. Experts recommend 30 - 45 minutes of physical activity every day. Sport should interact with a healthy diet and be an integral part of life.
The most important place among grocery products occupy fruits and vegetables. A daily portion of this group should be at least 400 grams and can be replaced with juices. 3/4 of the daily consumption should fall on vegetables and a 1/4 on fruits.
In third place in the new pyramid are grains, especially whole grains. They should be eaten during most of our meals.
Next place belongs to milk that should be drunk at least twice a day. Milk can be replaced with yogurt and kefir or partially by cheese.
In fifth place are the meat products, which should be only the addition to vegetables and grain products. The most recommended products in this group are fish and eggs, and the least red meat and cold cuts.
The least important are fats which should be limited in daily diet, especially animal fats.
There is no place, in nutrition pyramid, for sugar and sweets. These products should be definitely avoided. Healthy substitutes of sweets are fruits and nuts.
Source of information: www.izz.waw.pl.