Food, how to eat well:
According to Hippocrates (460-370 BC): “Let thy food be thy medicine alone”. Has mankind forgotten his history, his origins?
Whatever the diet or dietary habits, be it paleolithic regime, Cretan regime, based on the glycemic index... all scientists agree that there is a correlation between the type of food and its impact on health.
With a little determination, courage and desire it is still possible to have a balanced diet.
The role of food in the body:
Food is all about a symbiosis vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins and fibers. They are directly absorbed by the body through a simple mechanism: digestion.
Both the quality of the nutrients and how you choose to consume them help maintain the good functioning of vital organs.
Food is not all equal:
In the age of new technologies, MGOs, intensive agriculture, industrial supply, it is important to ask yourself the right questions. Do all foods have equal nutritional, neutral or harmful health benefits?
Both scientists and nutritionist doctors are unanimous on the subject. The truth is sometimes difficult to accept. This is all the more difficult as it has become essential to everyone to learn to eat healthily and leave aside processed food, packaged meals...
Return to the school bench:
The aromas, flavors and authenticity of the food are parameters that have been standardized and conventionally replaced by chemical substances and additives which unfortunately have no place in the daily meals. Learning and discovering the taste of each food is an essential step.
Cooking is already a first step towards this dietary change. It is choosing to eat otherwise.
Split yours meals and take the time to eat as is an important step for digestion. By chewing food you discover the taste and flavours. Digestion follows with enzyme secretion.
Exchanging and sharing culinary knowledge is also part of the joys of life.
The advice from the experts:
Nutrients to focus on:
- Fresh fruit or homemade smoothie, rich in vitamins and fiber, it is important to eat some of them every day
- Focus on fresh seasonal vegetables to provide essential minerals and enzymes in the body
- Prioritise pseudo-cereals
- Vegetable milks
- Herbal teas
- Vegetable juices
- Drink on average 1.5 liter of water per day without food
Nutrients to limit:
- Ready-made prepared dishes
- Sodas and non freshly pressed juices
- "trans" or refined oils
- Energy drinks
- Animal milk (for adults)