Tips on how to eat in a wholesome and correct way

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Strong and healthy is he who knows himself. Knowing oneself means to free oneself from models that have been imposed throughout one’s life, models that don’t do any good and pull one back. Applying a basic common sense can serve as a guide for self discovery and improve our relation with food.

Frugality
This can be achieved gradually, reducing by 10-30% the amount of food consumed during the day. The main food consumption must occur during breakfast, which should never be skipped. Over consumption is the cause of poor digestion, fermentation and putrefaction processes in the digestive tract, generating toxins.

Strict customizing of the diet
We are unique and unequal to food, according to what nutrition science asserts. It is therefore necessary to know the real needs of our body. For this we have to be aware of the signals that our body sends out.

Always take into consideration live food!
It is extremely beneficial to introduce in our diet at least some raw vegetables and fruit, while testing each and every one’s effect on our digestion.

Compliance with the crononutrition principles
Adapt food consumption based on the daily biorhythm, the season and the place we live in as well.

Cook at home more often and eat cooked food
Basic everyday food should be cooked at home. Canned food, ready foods should be eaten only in case of emergency. If you do not have time to cook during the week, when time allows you try cooking a larger amount of food and divide it into portions to be frozen and eaten later.

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Learn how to be a smart drinker!

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Since parties and celebrations always come up  if you feel like having a drink here’s how to do it so that you’ll feel better and you won’t put your health at risk.

Alcohol has the ability to inhibit the activity of both digestive enzymes and some metabolic enzymes. The only alimentary alcohol are alcohol and alcoholic beverages obtained by fermentation (beer, vodka, wine, whisky, cider, calvados, cognac, brandy, or alcohol based on fermentation of agricultural origin: liqueurs, bitters etc) and not alcoholic drinks based on synthetic ethyl gasoline.

YOU MUST NOT:
-    drink alcohol on an empty stomach in the first part of the day
-    mix alcoholic drinks or energy drinks with drugs, medicines

YOU SHOULD:
-    eat solid and hard to digest foods, (eg. bread and butter) to slow down alcohol absorption and drunkenness
-    if you have a drink during dinner, than you should have food that is nutritious, rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients
-    avoid alcohol association with smoking
-    take breaks in the fresh air and do some exercise while you’re drinking
-    drink only natural authentic alcohol, in moderation

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What are we to eat during autumn? Hints and tips

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Autumn is a season of transition and change from the summer biorhythms to the cold wet winter biorhytms.

The organs that are to be protected during autumn are the lungs and the large intestine; the colour associated to this season is white. If during spring and summer the suitable vegetables were those that grew above the ground, now the ones that grow underground should be eaten: potatoes, carrots, parsnips, celery root, turnips, parsley root and tubers, spicy rhizomes such as ginger.

Food advice. What should we eat?

Autumn is the season when we should particularly avoid incorrect combinations of food. Be extremely careful and do not associate animal protein (meat, fish, cheese) with cereals (bread, rice, pasta). To ease digestion, it would be wise to eat only one protein food at a meal. We are not to associate meat with fish or cheese at the same meal. During autumn you can find: leeks, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, beets, pears, quinces, apples, squash, beans, peas, beans, lentils, nuts, Brussels sprouts, endive, fennel, mushrooms, tangerines, grapes, chicory and edible chestnuts. Elder flowers and fruits are also very wholesome. They stimulate metabolism due to their diuretic function. Grapes can be eaten for their depurative effect, but avoid excess, because they contain a lot of sugar. People who suffer from diabetes should consult their doctor before eating grapes.

Hazelnuts and walnuts are excellent foods when consumed in moderate amounts (5-10 nut cores, 15-20 hazelnuts per day,  not roasted and unsalted), because they contain a lot of anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids omega-3 and high quality proteins.

During autumn we should eat beet – raw, in salads or baked – as it contains a lot of minerals and is refreshing (it cures anemia).

Pumpkin and its many varieties are rich in carotenoids and other valuable nutrients; it protects the liver, stomach, gail bladder, prostate. Raw pumpkin kernels eaten with honey fight against intestinal parasites and are used to prevent prostate cancer.

White or black radish, ginger, beet, celery are extremely beneficial for the functioning of the liver. Therefore, once the cold season starts we should have a larger dose of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytonutrients and be as little intoxicated as possible, so as to cope with the toxic heavy foods eaten during winter, as well as face the cold weather and humidity. The immune system must be strengthened this season by eating fruits and vegetables that prevent the occurrence of specific winter diseases.

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