Daily needs

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A well-balanced diet is a combination of several things: eating foods that are varied and adapted to one's needs, but also ensuring meals are complete and scheduled at regular times. This balance is derived over the course of several meals.

All foodstuffs contain nutriments of varying quality and quantities. So, to balance and optimise nutriment contributions, diets must be diversified. Respecting the seasonality of products is sound advice for breaking out of the food rut and enjoying good-tasting products.

The primary role of food is to generate energy for the human organism. This energy is supplied by macronutrients, better known by the names proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Our body converts these substances into energy: 1 gram of proteins, like 1 gram of carbohydrates, inputs 4 kcal or 17 kJ, and 1 g of lipids brings 9 kcal or 38 kJ.

The quantity of daily energy we burn varies with gender, age, level of physical activity and physiological condition (pregnancy, growing period, breast feeding, etc.). On average, women require 2,000 kcal a day while a man's daily need amounts to 2,500 kcal. For 10-year-old children, the daily needs are: 2,100 kcal for boys, 1,800 kcal for girls.

Beyond the energy supplied, eating provides all the micronutrients to effectively run the human body (vitamins and minerals). Every micronutrient plays a distinct role; fresh vegetables, which include Florette vegetables, yield many vitamins: C, B8, B9, B12, E, and K.

In conclusion, a balanced diet depends on both food quality and the quantities being consumed. The only kinds of foods with no quantitative restriction are vegetables, meaning you can consume our Florette vegetables to your heart's content all year round.