Saturday, May 5, 2012

Essential foodstuffs

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific recommendations for daily intake of carbohydrates, fiber, fat and water in our body.

EFSA has recently published values ​​related to food, namely, the values ​​should be entered into the body through carbohydrates, dietary fiber, fat and water. The same agency says it will announce in the near future and the recommended daily amounts of vitamins and minerals.

These references contain values ​​that indicate the amounts of individual nutrients that a person should consume to maintain good health.

Data are the result so far the broadest spectrum of scientific research and medical evidence which is in the document on European dietary recommendations used.

Intake of total carbohydrates, complex and simple, it should be from 45 to 60 percent of the total daily quantity of food intake for children and adults.

More study suggests that frequent consumption of foods rich in sugars and to increase the risk of tooth decay, and sugared drinks are one of the causes of obesity. EFSA says that there is insufficient evidence to determine the optimal upper limit intake of sugar in the body, because the impact of sugars on health has more to do with the type and frequency of sugar consumption in food, but the total of the entered quantity.

Daily fiber intake of 25 grams is quite sufficient for the normal functioning of the adult human intestine. In fact, scientifically proven health benefits are associated with high fiber intake - reduced risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes and help maintain normal body weight.

There's not enough evidence about the role glihemijskog index underlying the Montignac diet to maintain normal body weight and prevent diseases associated with diet.

Daily fat intake should be from 20 to 35 per cent of total daily energy intake, with the exception of infants and young children, whose fat intake should be assessed with regard to the specific needs of the child. Thus, the age depends on the intake of fat and other ingredients.

Increased intake of saturated fat and trans fatty acids that affect cholesterol increases, which contributes to heart disease.

Intake of 250 mg of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids is the amount which in adults can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Women should make daily entries 2 ITRE water and men 2.5 liters.

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