Brazil Food Guidelines (in honor of the World Cup)
Hey all, it has been a while since I have posted, but I saw this recently, and thought it the perfect time. The World Cup kicks off this week, and the United States plays their first game next Monday.
I find it interesting they focus more on behaviors, and sources of food, rather than types of nutrients (protein, carbs, fats, etc.). If you have any thoughts, feel free to post them in the comments below.
The ten Brazilian guidelines:
1. Prepare meals from staple and fresh foods.
2. Use oils, fats, sugar and salt in moderation.
3. Limit consumption of ready-to-consume food and drink products
4. Eat regular meals, paying attention, and in appropriate environments.
5. Eat in company whenever possible.
6. Buy food at places that offer varieties of fresh foods. Avoid those that mainly sell products ready for consumption.
7. Develop, practice, share and enjoy your skills in food preparation and cooking.
8. Plan your time to give meals and eating proper time and space.
9. When you eat out, choose restaurants that serve freshly made dishes and meals. Avoid fast food chains.
10. Be critical of the commercial advertisement of food products.
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