Fruits and vegetables: more important than ever in quarantine

Maintaining a balanced diet is more important than ever these days. Quarantine, although it avoids the impact of the coronavirus, has dramatically reduced physical activity and increased the risk of gaining weight. How can we avoid it? Undoubtedly, an unavoidable part of the equation is trying to maintain adequate physical activity at home, but on the other hand, of course, is that nutrition is your greatest ally. At Naturcharc we continue to offer the best range of natural and ecological products to facilitate this important work.

Indeed, organic fruits and vegetables are essential in a healthy diet. As indicated by the World Health Organization a diet rich in these ingredients is important to avoid what is known as non-communicable diseases, that is, those that have deteriorate the function of the body. This includes conditions like diabetes, but also obesity and being overweight, which are responsible for other circulatory and metabolic problems.

The general recommendation made by this agency, in collaboration with the United Nations, to eat at least 400 grams of fruits and vegetables every day, is well known. This is where the usual rule of consuming five servings a day agrees. Considering that each ration must have at least 80 grams, we would have covered the quota that is considered optimal by the experts and that is gradually gaining following among the public.

Fiber, & essential vitamins and minerals

The reason that these foods contribute to fighting obesity and maintaining health depends on three types of characteristics, which are also especially useful during these days of quarantine. First, the consumption of fruits and vegetables ensures the supply of vitamins and minerals that are essential for the proper functioning of the body. A diet poor in these foods, as declared by The WHO, would be a poor diet.

Additionally, they are natural sources of fiber. This element, although it is not in itself a nutrient, plays a fundamental role for the maintenance of the bacterial flora, also helping the intestine to perform optimally. In addition, it contributes to the feeling of satiety, which helps regulate appetite and not eat more than necessary.

Finally, they are rich in antioxidant substances that play a fundamental role in the elimination of free radicals in the body, maintaining the health of the body’s cells for a longer time and helping to delay the effects of aging as well as counteract the wear of organs of our body.

At Naturcharc we continue working during this pandemic to ensure the supply of our crops, with the same quality and reliability that characterizes us.

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