The Belgian fridge: five priorities for a balanced diet

The composition of our plate influences our health. A balanced diet should contain enough whole grains, vegetables and legumes, fruits, nuts and seeds. As for salt, it should be limited.

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Manger is a matter of life… and death. To function, the body needs the energy and nutrients provided by food. But not just any fuel. “We live and we die from what we ingest or not,” says Nathalie Delzenne, professor of metabolism and nutrition at UCLouvain: “Globally, the lives of many people are endangered by malnutrition. But conversely, more and more chronic health problems and premature deaths are due to overeating. So yes, nutrition is central to a healthy life, even if there are other components essential to quality of life, such as physical activity or stress. »

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