We should eat six vegetables, two fruits, a starch and a protein every day

Consider the third law of healing foods.

3. We must eat six vegetables (vegetables), two fruits, a starch and a protein, every day.

* Reason: The vegetables are high in fiber and minerals. Fruits are high in natural sugar and vitamins. Starch provides energy and protein restores and rebuilds cells. It is a balanced combination of foods.

As we discussed in the previous article in this series about the laws of healing Bernard Jensen is a close relationship between some of these laws. This time the third law is closely related to the fourth to be discussed in another article.

In the third, we have the statement above, the approach is from the point of view of the main nutrients that we need carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, fats, etc.., While in the fourth law the approach is from the point of view of alkalinity or acidity of food.

However, if we understand a simple sum more than 6 plants 2 fruits are 8 (alkaline) and starch plus protein are 2 (acid), ie, we already have 80% alkaline and 20% acids.

We should eat six vegetables
The wisdom and logic of this rule are devastating. Along with a clear trend towards alkalinity for a health recovery by excess acidity, vegetables are the main source of minerals and fiber. Minerals are inorganic constituents of food and is found in nature but not part of the living. With the transformation suffered by being absorbed by plants, something inorganic, organic mineral occurs and assimilated.

The vegetables and minerals
Minerals are vital in the smooth functioning of the body. Besides being the building blocks of tissues are needed for the synthesis of hormones and chemical reactions involving enzymes. To give just a couple of examples: iron is essential for hemoglobin to carry out its functions of cell oxygenation. Zinc is one of 300 enzymes, is an immune system enhancer, is involved in fertility and acts as an antioxidant. For more details see our supplements, which explains in greater detail the functions of some of these minerals.

The minerals can be divided into:
Macroelements: Calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, chlorine, phosphorus, sulfur and chlorine.

Microelements: iron, manganese, cobalt, copper, iodine, zinc and fluoride.

Trace elements: nickel, chromium, lithium, silicon, selenium, molybdenum and many others that also play a role in the smooth functioning of the body.
The vegetables and fiber

Although carbohydrates have an excellent comprehensive fiber, vegetables are another rich source of this vital substance for us.

It has proven a direct relationship between lack bran dietary fiber in their foods and the occurrence of colon problems and heart disease, confirming the importance of incorporating fiber in our diet, not only to promote digestion and the formation and expulsion of faeces, ie combat constipation, but also as a preventive measure against such serious diseases such as heart problems (1 cause of death in Europe) and colon cancer (which is the 2nd type cancer causes more deaths than in Europe), and we know that cancer is the 2nd cause of death worldwide. For more information read the article: bran fiber and whole foods key to health

When you eat vegetables
The best time is in the lunch or dinner. Although the foods that best combine with the rest must be taken into account the following combination:

No green vegetables or starchy vegetables: Combine with egg and oilseed or cereal or bread or a potato salad and plenty.

Can take the raw, steamed, baked, cooked, but best not to fry.

We eat two fruits. The natural sugar (fructose) and vitamins

The fruit and fructose

As its name suggests fructose is the main sugar in fruit. It is a monosaccharide and the simplest of carbohydrates. Sugar is quickly and easily assimilated.

The physiological reactivity of fructose a sugar makes it biologically active. It is rapidly metabolized in the liver by an endogenous enzyme system by fructokinasa without insulin. This allows its nutritional value is used by the body even in cases where the metabolism of carbohydrates in the blood is abnormal, why it is an important component of diets for diabetics, as well as patients with liver disease, biliary and even the heart.

The fruit and vitamins

Vitamins are food substances that provide energy. They are necessary for the proper functioning of cells in the body and act at very low doses, 1 to 100 micrograms or milligrams per day depending on the type of vitamin. Unable to be synthesized in general, except vitamin D, we must incorporate them into our body through food.

Are required for optimizing the construction and energy components of proteins, sugars and fats, have a catalytic role: activate the oxidation of food and metabolic operations. They facilitate the release and use of energy. To give a graphic example, vitamins are like the spark that lights the fire.

Because of these features fruits, are an excellent source of energy and nutrients essential for health. And of course, if the source is natural to be much more comparable if we take the isolated or synthetic vitamins.

When eating fruits
The best time to eat is fruit for breakfast or between meals. You can also make dinner of fruit and vegetable milks. Do not use dessert as Fermentario to stop digestion is much easier than the rest of the food.

We take a starch
We will not dwell too much on this issue because we have devoted several articles SaludBio to carbohydrates. With regard to the law in question, as Bernard Jensen reminds us, the starch provides energy. Glycogen that provides us with the starch serves the same purpose as the starch in plants, ie in this case fuel stored in the liver and muscles.

When you eat starch
The best time to eat this starch Bernard Jensen recommends we may be at breakfast or at lunchtime. At breakfast in the form of muesli, for example. At noon, after making a good salad and vegetables as a main course we can add the starch (rice, potatoes, oatmeal, pasta, buckwheat, rye or wheat bread, etc.)..

We should take a protein
Nor do we expand on these issues because in SaludBio we have dedicated several articles.

Take a protein a day is essential for the following reasons:

1 .- The proteins form the outer coating of the organisms live animals (leather, hair, etc.)..

2 .- The contractile material of muscles and convert the chemical energy into work. There is no living material without proteins.

3 .- In establishing certain anionic phosphorus compounds fixed on poles create large molecules, devices that pose the power to select the ions K + and Na + (potassium and sodium), being therefore responsible, in part, the phenomenon of cell retention of K.

4 .- The proteins claim also to retain water, which allows the osmotic pressure constant hydration of the cells.

5 .- Finally, they are likely to acquire specific functions, and for themselves (hormones, antibodies, etc..) Setting and protein groups (hemoglobin, cytochrome, nucleoproteins, etc.)..
When you eat protein

In the lunch or dinner. You should always be accompanied by plenty of salad and vegetables. Do not eat protein and starch in the same meal. Among the proteins that we can take are: beans (green soybeans, pinto, etc.). Egg, cottage cheese, nuts or seeds of trees, meat or fish (for non vegetarians).

If protein is eaten at night, better early hour and accompanied by salad.

Taking fish or meat recall law number 10.

Indeed, as we have seen, this law is a balanced combination of foods.
Index of this series: The laws of healing through food

Related topics:

The basis of natural food
The combination of food
Health Diet

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