The Food Groups
Each group includes foods that are nutritionally equivalent (type and content of basic nutrients)
Fruit and vegetables:
They contain important vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber
Cereals and Tubers:
Breads, cereals, potatoes and other grains; good source of energy, carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, iron and vitamins. Whole grain foods have more fiber and nutrients.
Milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives; good sources of protein, vitamins and calcium
Oils, nuts, butter, margarine, lard. Plant-based oils and nuts are rich in unsaturated fat, so they can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Animal fats are rich in saturated fats.
Consumers can think of the Healthy Eating Pyramid as a grocery list:
Other aspects of a healthy lifestyle: exercise, weight control, vitamin D, multivitamin supplements and moderation in alcohol for people who drink
The Healthy Eating Plate is a tool to help creating balanced meals:
Eating fruit during or at the end of a meal can even be positive, because the vitamin C present in it improves the absorption of iron in vegetables, cleanses the mucous membrane of the mouth and teeth, and can be a pleasant, sweet but not excessively caloric after meal.
Only people who have specific intestinal bloating problems can benefit from taking fruit between meals.
Even when made from 100% fruit, juices are particularly lacking in fiber and have a much lower satiating power than the whole fruit.
Fber has a greater satiating power which helps us eat less.
It is simply a product with a less important amount of fiber.
It is rich in saturated fatty acids. It is always preferable to use extra virgin olive oil for its important properties.