We ask ourselves every day which is the most suitable diet to match our lifestyle. A question that provides a thousand answers, each based on the needs of individuals. Terms and concepts have entered the common vocabulary that until 10 years ago hardly anyone knew: basal metabolism, alkaline diet and antioxidants are now on everyone's table!
To clarify things, we contacted Giulia, an expert nutritionist.
It was she who first of all explained to us in a very clear way what is meant by diet: "in general, a diet is defined as any diet, whether low- or high-calorie, regardless of the content of lipids, proteins, carbohydrates and other nutritional elements that it may contain”
So let's abandon the idea of diet understood as a punitive regime for those who follow it, the term only indicates what we usually eat at the table.
Once this point is clarified, we come to the question of questions.
What is the best diet, or rather: is there an absolute best diet?
"Obviously not. If we talk about a diet that is applicable without distinction to the entire population, the answer can only be negative. If, on the other hand, we want to give general indications, this can be done. Everyone should then adopt the indications, but relativize them to their own health condition "
“Generally speaking, as a nutritionist, I can recommend a diet that is measured in quantity, varies in the types of products (vegetables, meat, dairy products, carbohydrates…), constant and repetitive in terms of methods. I don't place a priori limitations on what you eat, as long as you have an approach aimed at preferring fresh, seasonal and processed foods as little as possible, in short, eating healthy. It being understood that the exception to the rule is allowed!"
In conclusion, therefore, we would say that regardless of where we live and what lifestyle we have, the starting point for a better approach to nutrition lies in a simple concept: eat healthy, less and better!