Since 1974, on August 11, the Day of the Nutritionist is celebrated throughout Latin America, in commemoration of the birth of Pedro Escudero, an Argentine doctor, pioneer of nutrition.

The way we eat directly influences the age of the organism, being our skin the one that reflects the general state of health of the body. A good diet is the key to weight control and reducing the risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and hypertension.

Escudero assured that food must be sufficient in quantity, nutritionally complete, harmonious and adequate; principles that would later become his 4 laws of food.

Nutritionist's Day: keys to healthy eating • Channel C

On the other hand, the World Health Organization (WHO), states that to follow a healthy diet it is necessary to reduce the intake of fats and make them constitute, at most, 30% of the calories consumed daily. Sugars cannot exceed 10% of daily calories and we must avoid salt abuse, no more than two grams per day. This can be replaced by natural herbs that season dishes well.