A “healthy eating culture” has always been at the heart of Granoro’s deepest principles and ethical values. In its search for new production technologies, the company has never lost sight of the main principle underpinning its entire production: offer consumers good quality products for a healthy diet. That is why Granoro has participated in a series of initiatives and partnerships with associations, schools and research institutes over the years that focus on health and healthy eating.
A healthy diet is of fundamental importance for your health, throughout all stages of your life. A good diet combined with an active and healthy lifestyle is the key to preventing many illnesses.
The Mediterranean diet represents an extraordinary historical and cultural heritage and those who follow it will eat well and at the same time healthily!
In terms of nutrients, it is the best diet to follow to prevent cardiovascular disease: low amounts of saturated fats, carbohydrates in moderation, lots of dietary fibre, just the right amount of protein and a good dose of minerals, vitamins and other antioxidants.
Breakfast is considered one of the most important meals of the day. Facing the day in the best possible way means starting with a well-balanced breakfast: food that is delicious, but is also healthy and provides a good supply of energy
Fruit and vegetables are important for the wellbeing of our body. Three portions of vegetables and two portions of fruit per day will provide soluble fibres, needed to reduce the absorption of fats and sugars, as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
Pulses and cereals provide carbohydrates (above all starch and fibre), but also vitamins, minerals and other substances of great benefit for our health. Cereals, and above all pulses, are also good sources of protein and are therefore an essential part of our daily diet
We should drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day, without waiting until we feel thirsty. Water helps the body to absorb, digest, carry and use many substances
We consume more salt than our body needs! Our body needs sodium, which is different to what we commonly call salt and is found naturally in foods in high enough levels to meet our body’s needs
Fats should not be eliminated altogether, the important thing is to choose good quality fats such as unsaturated fats found in vegetable oils, especially extra virgin olive oil, in fish, oil-rich seeds and nuts. These fats contain essential fatty acids, such as Omega-3, which have a beneficial effect on the heart and circulation. However, for a healthy diet even vegetable fats should be consumed in moderation: fats used as dressings should be limited to three portions per day, for example one spoonful of oil per portion.
Sugars are a very important source of energy, but their consumption, just like sweeteners, should be limited as much as possible. Sugars consist of simple carbohydrates, those that are easy to digest and their intake should not exceed 10-12% of our daily energy requirements. It is best to reduce the intake of these nutrients as they can be absorbed very quickly and a person can feel hungry before the body has had a chance to use the energy they have provided. This makes us more likely to consume large amounts of simple sugars again, meaning we end up consuming more calories than we use
Alcohol is a dose of empty calories, it is not a nutrient, therefore it is of no use to our body and its consumption must be kept under control. In a healthy diet, the maximum daily limit for a male adult is two glasses of wine, to be drunk strictly at mealtimes as the presence of food slows down the absorption of alcohol
Our body needs protein, vitamins, carbohydrates, mineral salts and water to function correctly, so a well-balanced and varied diet is important to ensure that the body is supplied with all of the nutrients it requires.
Regular physical exercise, even in moderation, helps to improve the quality of life at any age.
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