Les fruits et légumes contre l’obésité

Les fruits et légumes contre l’obésité


1.9 billion! This is the number of overweight adults
in the world. And among them,
650 million people are obese, that is more than one in ten. Worse, on a global scale,
one child out of six is overweight. Numbers that give you the creeps
in light of the consequences of excess weight and obesity on the quality
of life and health of individuals, as well as on our societies. But why are we getting fatter? The equation is simple, when there’s an imbalance
between calories consumed and burned, we store. So in order to avoid excess weight and obesity,
would eating less be the answer? Well, it’s not that simple, actually. Certainly our choices count for something, but the environment we’re in doesn’t help. That’s the understatement of the year! The growing provision of poor nutritionaly poor food – high in calories,
fats, salt, sugar – combined with lower
and lower energy consumption makes us put on weight. The responsible? The change in the way we work,
how we move and how our cities are built.  To break this vicious cycle,
our societies must change so that the healthiest choice is the simplest
and most economical choice for individuals. But, good news,
we can still take action at our level. First of all, by taking great care
of the food in our plate and encouraging our loved ones
to do the same. Key point for staying fit
or getting slim, focus on fruit and vegetables, at least 5 or more servings each day. Fruit and vegetables are rich in water
and micro-nutrients, while low in calories, they help us balance our energy intake
while enjoying our food! Another major benefit is
that they contain fibres that boost satiety and make us feel full until the next meal, no more snacking! And thanks to the variety
and the thousands of ways to prepare them, there’s no getting bored. Combine this with regular physical activity and that’s it! Walking, cycling, gardening, sports – at least 30 minutes per day for an adult
and an hour for a child. On your marks, get set, go!  To learn more about fruit and vegetables,
go to Graines de savoir.

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