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Healthy well into next year – with a balanced diet

“Serve your body well, so that the soul desire to live in it.” True to this saying of  Winston Churchill take it, many people especially the year again paying special attention in the future more on a balanced diet.

Balanced dietUndisputed is the fact that a full meal or avoiding obesity promotes physical and mental well-being as well as many diseases – such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers – can prevent. But what is a balanced diet? Endless great is the offer of information intensively advertised nutritional supplements and new foods on the market. In addition, the scandals about rotten meat to accumulate. And: everyone is different. The food, which one lusted day, excited a hair bristling on the other. The one you love meat, the next vegan diet and waives all animal. In addition, the differences in energy requirements are sometimes serious because a young, active person needs much more calories than, for example, an elderly, which is found mainly.

Basis for health and well-being.

Nevertheless, there are certain basic rules according to scientific knowledge that facilitate orientation. First, a large part of the diet should consist of plant foods. When optimally applies the consumption of at least five servings of vegetables and fruit per day. Important for maintaining as many nutrients here is a gentle preparation, that is, short cooking at low temperatures. Cereal products and potatoes should plentiful, dairy products daily, sausage, meat and eggs, however, are enjoyed in moderation. Of fat in each case applies quality over quantity: Valuable polyunsaturated fatty acids are found in vegetable oils, which are to be used sparingly. Also, salt and sugar should be carefully dosed. Important addition to the selection of suitable food also is a sufficient supply of liquid; optimal period of at least 1.5 liters of water or low-energy drinks.

Taking time.

In addition to the “what” plays the “how” in terms of nutrition an important role, because it shows how much respect we consider ourselves. Enjoyment is the keyword here, which unfortunately is often neglected in our fast-paced time. Instead of looking at food intake as a necessary evil and the way to do standing up, you should rather take time for it. In this way one comes to rest and re-learn to listen to your own body; satiety occurs proven a much faster. Who goes too strict with yourself into court and any still so small forbids sin quickly lose the fun of balanced diet. However, it should be fun eating absolutely – only so it can finally keep body and soul together.