That has been open to dispute by experts for
years. Humans are the target of billion-dollar advertising strategies of
the food industry, and that's why official recommendations do not
always improve the well-being of people, but rather are influenced by
business interests. How else could you explain that more and more people
are overweight (in the U.S. over 60 percent of the population),
although the issue "Optimum Nutrition" is at the top of the list in
politics and healthcare?
A few years ago, nutritionists developed a new
food pyramid that is scientifically based and adapted to today's life.
Vegetables, salads and fruits provide a basis of the nutrition - good
oils are also included. We should choose these foods!
For anyone who
wants to lose weight, protein is particularly important. It helps
boosting the metabolism and forming muscles. Therefore, protein products
like fish, poultry, meat, diary products, legumes, soy products, nuts
and eggs come a close second.
Moreover, there are cereals, whole grain
bread, pasta, rice and potatoes - all products containing large
quantities of starch raising insulin levels and restraining fat burning.
If you have a few pounds too much on the hips you should be careful,
especially in the evening.
Sweets, alcoholic beverages, coke, lemonade,
sweet juice and white bread should rarely be eaten or drunk.
natural foods over refined products and finished products. That means
whole grain bread instead of white flour, whole grain cereal instead of
finished cereal, fresh fruits instead of canned fruit, fresh salad
instead of over-boiled vegetables.
- Be careful with the freshness of the food. Salad,
which for days has been in the fridge, contains only a minimum of its
- Choose local foods over imported products.
Strawberries grow in the spring and summer and we can even pick them
fresh from the field. Therefore, you have the guarantee that it is fresh
food without long itineraries and storage. Anyone wanting to eat
strawberries in winter, accepts that they contain pesticides because
without them, the fruits can't endure long shelf-lives.
- If you want to do yourself a favor, then go back
to vegetables and fruits from organic cultivation. These products are
subject to strict controls on quality and treatment.
- Choose meat and eggs from appropriate keeping.
- Keep a balanced mix of natural carbohydrates
(vegetables, fruits, salads, whole grains), protein (fish, meat,
legumes, eggs) and healthy fats (olive oil, rapeseed oil, linseed oil)
- Consume sweets and alcohol only moderate.
- Pay attention to your individual tolerance of
food. If you do not tolerate or even have an allergic reaction to a
certain food, it is better to avoid it.