On average, it is considered that a healthy adult with moderate physical activity needs about 2000 kcal per day and this value is used as a reference by different sectors and even the food industry to estimate the percentage of daily value covered by different foods. So today we show with the help of a video of the OCU different ways to cover 2000 Kcal.
2000 Kcal: Equal amount but different quality
At our disposal we have different foods to include in our diet daily and thus reach about 2000 Kcal on average, therefore, we have different ways to supply us with a sufficient amount of calories, varying of course, the quality of what we eat.
In the following video, we can see an example of Mediterranean diet of 2000 kcal per day, similar energy quantity covered by processed foods and a daily diet of fast food only. Observe the differences:
In the first case we are rich in fiber, vitamins and mineral nutrients, and antioxidants. In addition, there is no lack of good quality fats, lean protein and complex carbohydrates, as long as, a small craving such as beer.
In this same example they include intakes of high volume and up snacks between meals to soothe the itch healthily.
On the contrary, if we cover the 2000 Kcal only with processed foods volume is reduced considerably as well as the proportion of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Furthermore, sodium intake and sugar increases s as well as of poor quality fats present in many industrial foods.
Also, if you are someone who does not cook anything and just consume processed foods, it is very likely you complete the 2000 Kcal daily if you make intakes between meals, because as we have seen in the example of the video, not too many foods but easily reached said energy supply and overcome though not perform intakes midmorning or mid-afternoon.
Also, if you usually always eat at a fast food or local fast food, you will see that 2000 Kcal are very few foods, for example Video 2700 Kcal reaches almost daily. In addition, the diet consists of many refined carbohydrates, fats and sugars.
And clearly, we cannot fail to consider the economic variable, then cover the calories of the day with processed foods or fast food not only reduces the quality and volume of intake, but also can significantly affect our pocket.
Then, after seeing different ways to cover the 2000 Kcal on average we need every day are clear advantages of following a Mediterranean diet to feed without neglecting health or pocket, and it is also made clear that it is very easy to go with calories if we base our diet or worse processed foods, fast food.