Surely you have heard, at some point, about certain processes of the body that are being carried out in an “irregular” way, which can be a consequence of an unbalanced diet. Now, you can ensure the correct functioning of the body with these regulating foods.
We must make it clear that following a balanced diet is one of the first measures that must be taken so that all these physiological processes are resolved as they should, betting on achieving a better quality of life in the short term.
And how is it possible to find out specifically which foods are recommended in these situations and which are not? Well, that’s when you talk about “regulating foods.”
What are regulatory foods?
Regulatory foods are, as you may have noticed by now, those that are responsible for ensuring the proper functioning of the human body and each of its elements preventing diseases, absorbing the nutrients that the body demands and, in general, favoring feeling good about oneself, physically and mentally.
Not coincidentally, the most of these foods are plant-based, and they are associated with many of the fruits, vegetables and other healthy alternatives that you are surely already incorporating day by day.
What are its properties?
It provides vegetable fiber, vitamins (B and C), minerals (magnesium, sodium and potassium), proteins, folic acid and a high water content. And especially healthy fats.
Regulatory Food Types
Fruit: from citrus to other seasonal ones, such as oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, lemons, bananas, watermelons, grapes, mangoes, strawberries, avocados, pineapples, papayas, etc.
Vegetables and greens: mainly those that provide good amounts of carotenoids, such as carrots, tomatoes, peppers, beets, aubergines, onions, cucumbers, etc.
Seeds: The healthy oils from the seeds are excellent at adjusting body processes, such as corn, chia, beans, chickpeas, pumpkin or poppy, among others.
Benefits of these foods
As a summary, we list some of the benefits of regulatory foods:
- Avoid constipation
- Maintains hydration
- Speeds up intestinal transit
- Nervous system normalization
- Positively affects good mood
- Strengthening of bones, teeth and tissues
- Perfect the appearance of skin and hair
- Helps with the development of the fetus during pregnancy
- Assists in the absorption of carbohydrates and other essential nutrients.It is clear then that, with several of these foods within the usual diet of people, the objective will be to give them even more place in your diet, discarding other deregulators, such as red meat, super-processed meat, sugary drinks, etc.