Discover Marine Blumenthal, nutritionist, who explains her approach to nutrition.
○ Why prefer raw food?
○ How to have a healthy diet?
○ But above all, the 4 pillars of a balanced diet.
In her next videos, Marine will explain in detail the importance of each pillar!
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When we talk about diet, it's a subject that is so vast that it is sometimes difficult to know what we ultimately mean by balanced diet.
There is already a principle that applies in general to food, it is, in my opinion, important to ensure that you have a diet that is as raw as possible.
By this I mean a diet that is as little processed as possible. When we talk about transformation, it's for example: if we take the big family of starchy foods, in this big family of starchy foods, we can have cereals, in their raw form, for example: barley, quinoa or millet.
But we can also have more processed foods such as bread, pasta, spätzli, etc.
So more flour-based foods and the idea to move towards a diet that is as respectful as possible of health is to ensure that you have a diet that is as raw as possible.
I'll take this starchy example again, using whole grains instead of flour-based foods.
The 4 pillars of nutrition
Then, I like to make it quite simple, image the balanced diet according to 4 pillars.
#1 - Gut Health
In these four pillars, the first pillar is to ensure the health of the intestine.
To take into consideration this key organ in immunity, which we also consider as our second brain, by providing it with good fibers and avoiding giving it too much sugar to prevent bad bacteria from proliferating in the intestine and he can no longer properly assume his various roles.
No. 2 - The glycemic index
The second fundamental point in these pillars is the pillar of the glycemic index.
The glycemic index, which is the speed of passage of sugar in the blood, this glycemic index should in fact be as low as possible most of the time.
No. 3 - Fats
Third important criterion, when we talk about a balanced diet, is that of fats.
Since in this large family of fats, there are fats that are of good quality and others that are of lower quality.
The idea is to turn most of the time to good quality fats, cold pressed fats and fats often rich in omega-3.
N°4 - The vitalization of enzymes
The fourth pillar is that of the vitalization of enzymes.
Enzyme vitalization is a somewhat vulgar term to explain just how important it is to eat enough fruit and vegetables, quite simply because in our body we have kinds of workers called enzymes that have the role of breaking food molecules to make them assimilable by our cells.
And these enzymes, in order to be able to do a good job and bring good food to our cells, they need vitamins and minerals.
Hence the importance of eating enough fruits and vegetables.