Food Groups: Preservatives
The protective foods is one of the 3 major food groups. Here are all fruits and vegetables found in nature. Remember that you can not have a healthy diet eating only food group but must be combined balanced.
It known as protectors for two reasons:
The first, because they contain natural substances called antioxidants, which protects the plant against environmental aggressions (UV light, respiration, toxic substances naturally present in soil, etc.). And that when eaten, give them to us to fulfill the same functions in our body, in which, for various normal processes form free radicals that damage cells. ntioxidants from fruits and vegetables neutralize them by making them harmless.
The second reason is that vegetables are full of vitamins, which make the immune system is activated, the system that prevents us from attacking various diseases, whether infectious, skin, viral, respiratory, and so on. Vitamins also act as a “companion” of many other substances that would otherwise be unable to fulfill their duties. The minerals from fruits and vegetables also make a significant contribution in protecting against diseases, and promote growth and development of children.
Have you heard about the “5 a day”? That is the minimum amount of vegetables should be eaten to be alright. It’s not as difficult as it seems. A fruit juice at breakfast, a fruit salad at midmorning, a fruit for dessert at lunch and dinner, an apple in her lunch box and the inevitable and important salad in two main meals will give the small 5-o more-servings of fruits and vegetables you need.
No group of foods from the three we have seen is more important than the other. To be sure that our child is well fed, we must ensure that the three groups (guards, builders and energy) are present in each of your main meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner.