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[Sausage or carrot--spoilt for choice].

Authors
  • Joray, Maya
  • Leuenberger, Michèle
  • Stanga, Zeno
Type
Published Article
Journal
Therapeutische Umschau. Revue thérapeutique
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2013
Volume
70
Issue
2
Pages
103–108
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1024/0040-5930/a000373
PMID: 23385188
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

As far as healthy food is concerned, it cannot be categorized simply as "good" or "bad" since its effect on health depends mainly on the amount and method consumed. Today's recommendations include a diversified diet, a diet which targets energy-balance and provides all nutrients necessary. Living in an affluent society aggravates healthy choices because of a constantly available, large assortment of food items. In general, the way food is prepared these days has changed a lot: mainly, the energy content has constantly increased, while the fiber and natural micronutrient concentrations decreased. Food items with a high energy yield, containing a lot of fat and sugar, affects our energy balance, which may lead to diseases of affluence such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and some kinds of tumors.

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