Health and performance are the two basic prerequisites for remaining competitive today and in the future. Healthy nutrition helps to master challenges arising from demographic changes more confidently. It is therefore a social necessity in order to remain competitive.
Keywords such as “being able to keep up”, “faster pace of work”, “more complex tasks”, “demographic change” or “digital transformation” require further thinking and already today a more conscious lifestyle and a tailor-made and conscious nutrition.
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Did you know how important our acid-alkaline balance (ph-balance) is for our metabolism? Our western diet (often with too little fresh food, too much coffee and alcohol) and lifestyle (too little exercise) is generally very acidic. If the equilibrium of the acid-alkaline balance is too acidic then our metabolism also goes out of balance. An over-acidified metabolism breaks down less fat, is much slower and draws valuable minerals from bones and cartilage to neutralize acids. This can accelerate degenerative joint diseases such as rheumatism and osteoarthritis. We cannot assess from the flavor of foods which foods are acidic for the body. For example, lemon, which is sour, has a nice alkalizing effect on the body, whereas chocolate, which is sweet, has an acidic effect.
If you want to know if your body is too acidic, you can buy urine test strips at the pharmacy and simply test your acid-base levels daily. These may be ideal to check in which state your acid-alkaline balance before and while on your personal Metabolic Balance nutrition plan. You can also support your body with regular alkaline baths and alkaline body-lotions and creams.
Have you tried yam root, which originates from North America and Mexico? Not yet? Then you have to make up for it, because this special root is a real fountain of youth! The special power contained within the yam root has a name: Diosgenin. This substance has a structure very similar to progesterone and is the starting point for the production of our endogenous DHEA for the adrenal or stress glands. Endogenous, by the way, means what we make ourselves rather than what we get from our food. DHEA plays an important part of slowing down the aging process and helps our cells to stay young longer. DHEA also helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis. It stabilizes cholesterol levels and helps improve poor memory.
That’s why yam should be on our plates more often. It’s very easy to prepare and is very versatile. The roots can be cooked like potatoes, fried, mashed and served in soups and stews. Thus, remember to put yam on your next shopping list and enjoy all these wonderful benefits!
The super star among all eatable oils – often called the Happiness Oil. Recent research even assumes that flax seed oil has a preventive effect on diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. However, this has not been proven.
Flax seed oil has an extremely high content of omega-3 fatty acid. Particularly worth mentioning is the alpha-linolenic acid, an important building block for the tissues of heart, retina and brain.
Flax seed oil has a fine nutty aroma, but is very sensitive and turns rancid quickly when exposed to light and air. Therefore, purchase flax seed oil in the smallest possible containers and store in the refrigerator. You will find that most containers on the market have a comparatively short shelf life.
Never heat flax seed oil! Use in salad, yogurt, or add after cooking to oatmeal or vegetables.
Ingredients for 1 Serving:
1 serving grated cheese
1 serving green or pointed cabbage
1 serving rye crisp bread
Herbs and spices: caraway or cumin, 1 TBsp. olive oil
Crumble rye crisp bread, cut green and pointed cabbage into fine stripes. Roast bread in a dry pan and then put aside. Stir-fry the cabbage in a pan, add the roasted bread and season to taste with some caraway or cumin. Sprinkle with grated cheese and roast until crispy. Serve immediately. Enjoy your meal!
More than 91 percent of the American population between the age 20 and 64 suffers from tooth decay. According to scientific findings, nutrition plays an important role both in the development and prevention of tooth decay. An acidic environment, caused by too many sugary and acidic foods and insufficient water intake, significantly increases the susceptibility to tooth decay.
Meditation is a seen in prehistoric wall arts originated in India and Buddhism. Today, we have neurosciences research on the topic and state “… that 50-year-olds can have the brain of 25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day.” This is reported by Business Insider. Give it a try if just to improve focus and lessen stress!
… preventing the most common disease! Dr. Greger has scoured the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition, and developed this brand-new live presentation on the latest in cutting-edge research on how a healthy diet can affect some of our most common medical conditions.
Watch Dr. Greger’s very interesting movie about diseases and nutrition right HERE.
June 21 was International Day of Yoga – and it made us think! How can Yoga benefit Weight Loss or Weight Maintenance. Well, with the latter everyone can agree easily. But Yoga also supports your weight loss goal, simply by the deep breathing and Yoga exercises that use your own body weight. Interested? – Read further in the following article:
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