Is it actually possible to eat healthy…? Buying healthy food, well that can be easy. But to know which individual foods are good for your health, that’s another story. The solution for a holistic way of eating is: Metabolic Balance. Our nutrition plan, based on your personal blood analysis includes exactly the foods you need for optimal health. To learn more visit our website to connect with one of our coaches!
Do you like small radishes? We love them! They are a little milder in flavor than their bigger counterparts such as daikon. Nevertheless, they taste delicious especially with a bit of salt and are delightfully crunchy.
Their fresh juice is considered a genuine medicine in naturopathy: Its essential oils clean and regenerate the mucous membranes, stimulate digestion and lower high cholesterol. Water accumulation in the body is also accelerated and washed out again. Small radishes contain valuable carotene, some B vitamins, plenty of potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and enzymes. If you don’t like them raw, you can try to roast or saute them with some garlic, salt and pepper. This gives them a milder but delicious flavor.
Spinach is a dark, leafy green vegetable that originated from central and western Asia. It contains high-quality protein, fiber, and 10 different vitamins and 13 different minerals. Its bitter substances support the entire digestion and also act as a tonic for the heart, liver and nerves. Its content of chlorophyll, folic acid, iron, copper and valuable enzymes strongly promotes the formation of both red and white blood cells, which has a strong influence on the immune system. The carotenoids in spinach protect the skin and mucous membranes and also strengthen the eyes.
Since spinach contains an above-average amount of oxalic acid, which blocks the absorption of calcium, one should preferably avoid eating milk or dairy products at the same meal, but choose a different source of protein.
Kohlrabi, also called German cabbage, is particularly popular in Europe as a versatile spring vegetable. In most cases, only the lower part of the plant, the round stem, is used. It is digestible like no other cabbage. The vegetable has a slightly sweet and mild-nutty flavor and crunchy texture, especially delicious when eating raw.
The healthy kohlrabi scores with a high magnesium content and a considerable amount of vitamin C contained (63 mg/100 g). A high amount of fiber also supports the intestine and prevents cravings.
By the way: Not only the stem, but also the delicate leaves of the kohlrabi are very healthy. They contain lots of vitamins and minerals – much more than the actual stem itself. So enjoy a pesto made of kohlrabi leaves or add them finely chopped into the salad.
Is Metabolic Balance right for you ?
Yes – if you want something unique that will be good for you.
Yes – if you want to find out which food is right for you.
Yes – if you want to get the best out of yourself.
In short: Yes!
Because our nutrition plans are individually adapted to each individual participant in such a way that the foods fit perfectly to the respective metabolism and thus optimize the performance of the whole body.
At Metabolic Balance we believe with the right nutrients every person is able to have the potential to be as healthy as is possible for them. Your food is the best medicine you can take or the slowest form of poison. So which is it going to be for you?
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Wild garlic is great ingredient and has become increasingly popular. We love this as wild garlic is an excellent preventative food.
Its long-stemmed young leaves are harvested between March and May and transformed into various culinary treats. As aromatic as garlic, wild garlic has a decisive advantage over its fragrance-intensive relative: Unlike bulb garlic, wild garlic doesn’t lead to unpleasant odors and can therefore be consumed without worrying about who you’re chatting with afterwards!
The delicate greens of the wild garlic plant are also amazing: as they have a cleansing and detoxifying effect and can be beneficial for the gut microbiota when eaten regularly. Digestive complaints such as diarrhea and constipation can be alleviated. Wild garlic also has a surprisingly positive influence on blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It supports cardiovascular health and can have a protective effect against arteriosclerosis. Those prone to skin and hair problems will find their best friend in wild garlic and even with intestinal infection with Candida albicans.
With a global pandemic, many of us have been experiencing increased amounts of stress for a long time. Although there are many ways to manage stress, one way is through food! Specific foods can support your body and provide valuable stress relief. Foods associated with relieving stress include:
•Green tea: contains L-theanine which promotes feelings of calm.
•Leafy greens such as spinach and kale contain magnesium which helps regulate the stress hormone cortisol.
•Oily fish: the omega 3 fatty acids are thought to reduce excess cortisol, and help you feel less anxious.
•Eggs: the choline found in eggs is needed for a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine that helps with good mood and reduced anxiety.
•Pumpkin seeds are packed with magnesium, zinc and potassium which are all excellent at managing stress symptoms.
•Turmeric: the curcumin found in turmeric may boost your happiness and pleasure hormones of serotonin and dopamine.
Adapted from Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand
Chard is one of our favorite vegetables! Closely related to beets, this delicious leafy vegetable tastes very similar to spinach but is a little spicier and nuttier. There are different varieties of chard but differ more in their appearance than taste. Chard is rich in protein and possesses the minerals phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, iodine and the vitamins B1, B2 and C. It’s recognized as a medicinal plant because it can help relieve constipation and may reduce insulin resistance.
Julia Child, a well-known American cook and cookbook author, once said: “You don’t have to cook any fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food made from fresh ingredients”. Metabolic Balance totally agrees. Cook quick, delicious and uncomplicated dishes from the ingredients on your nutrition plan and enjoy them!
These wonderful fruits are also called Chinese gooseberries or kiwifruit and are originally from China. However, they are now cultivated worldwide and are available all year round. They contain twice as much vitamin C as oranges and lemons and therefore prevent the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy. Just one kiwi is enough to cover the entire daily requirement of vitamin C. The tropical fruit contains minerals such as calcium, potassium and iron as well as dietary fiber. In addition, kiwis are rich in carotenoids and magnesium. Most importantly though they are simply delicious!