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A balanced diet and how to maintain it

 A balanced diet and how to maintain it

A reader asks: Do I want a balanced diet?

Dr. Afaf Hussein, professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, answers this question, saying: "The diet varies according to the age and the quality of the effort you are making, if she is between 25 and 40 years old, she has to eat three main meals with two sub-meals, which are made up of From fruits, vegetables or tea with milk or nescafe, with reduced sugar enough to hang one sugar on the tea, and if the tea with milk is enough with the sugar found in the milk while reducing salt and fat.

It is also preferable to eat two fish meals a week, and that breakfast contains half a loaf of my country with two or three spoons on it olive oil and lemon juice, and have an egg or cheese in addition to tomatoes and green pepper, and if it works in an office place it should eat nescafe or tea milk between meals, but ba For a variety of food, dinner is a repetition of breakfast or food according to the food habits that suit it, but in general it is preferable to take one yogurt with fruit.

Dr. Afaf adds: "For those over 40 years of age, the same meals are followed by the three main meals and the sub-meals between them are fruit and they have to increase the number of watercress, lettuce, tomatoes and peppers, and try to diversify in eating all the legumes because they are better than meat at this age with The variety of meals too, and the dinner is very light and is half a loaf of my country, in addition to yogurt, cheese and fruit and the dinner is not more than 7.5 pm so that it does not have problems during sleep ."

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