5 foods vs the hunger in the world

Various factors such as the increase in food prices, the growth of the world population and climate change, contribute to the food poverty . This October 17 is commemorating the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty .

The United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) reported that there are around 600 million people undernourished in the world.

For its part, the world Bank He noted that, between 2010 and 2011, the rise in food prices has led some 70 million people to live in extreme poverty.

According to published information of the BBC World , there are foods that by their low cost of production and properties would help to eliminate hunger all over the world.

Pope: Unlike other vegetables, potatoes can be grown in extreme climates and with little land available. The potatoes contain carbohydrates , proteins, vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium.

FAO promotes its cultivation in the homes of developing countries, to avoid dependence on the prices of local markets.

Soy: This legume can be used to feed a large number of people, thanks to its low cost and accessibility; In addition, it can be processed to create various food products, such as milk, cheese (tofu), meat and dough for pasta and bread. Soy provides proteins, fats and carbohydrates necessary for development.

Lentils: They have a high level of fiber, proteins Y calories ; and because of its high iron content, this food is ideal for feeding children, because it prevents the anemia .

The high amounts of proteins of these legumes control hunger, develop muscles , provide energy and are a source of healthy fats for the body.

These legumes contain zinc, Vitamin B , niacin and riboflavin. They are also rich in folic acid, which prevents neural tube congenital diseases and speech problems in newborns when their mothers consume them before and during pregnancy .

Corn: For many years it has been one of the food bases of America; Worldwide, it is the third most important cereal in human nutrition, according to the FAO.

It is the source of 40% of the world's food (along with wheat) and about 25% of the calories that are consumed in developing countries. It is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, fats, beta-carotene and vitamins of group B (B1, B3 and B9).

Bean: They receive funding from FAO, mainly in the Americas. Like corn, it is one of the bases of food in the continent; prevents the anemia and provides energy in the form of calories Y proteins .

It is rich in fiber and iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium, beta carotene, vitamins A and B, folic acid and polyphenols, which prevent, the latter, premature aging and some types of Cancer .

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