Kohlrabi

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.

International No Diet Day

Today we celebrate the International No Diet Day and are proud that Metabolic Balance is not a diet or a fast weight loss program. A life according to Metabolic Balance means a nutritional change that brings a permanent healthy metabolic regulation, noticeably more quality of life and the achievement of a personal feel-good weight.

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Wild Garlic

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.

Stress

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

Sleep

Sleep. It is something we all need but many of us get too little of it! Sometimes we need a little reminder of how important it is to help us get back on track. Sleep is not like money, although we can “catch up” on sleep after a busy week, we can’t bank sleep hours like we can money. If we don’t sleep enough each night there is not a true way to make up for it after the fact. This is why it is so important to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. In addition, getting enough sleep is important for overall health. While we sleep, our body uses that time to rest, recover, and recharge. It builds muscles, repairs cells, allows the brain to form memories and improve recall. Additionally, it can boost your immune system and improve your heart health. Sleep just like exercise and nutrition is vital for your overall health and helps keep your body healthy and strong!

For tips on how to improve your sleep or sleep schedule check out these websites below!

https://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/getting/overcoming/tips

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/sleep/art-20048379

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-hygiene/healthy-sleep-tips

Vitamins

Vitamins are vital substances which the body cannot produce on its own and which must therefore be constantly supplied through healthy and varied nutrition. Different vitamins have specific functions in the body. For example, they influence the conversion of food into energy, the building of body cells, supporting the immune system, the formation of hormones, the detoxification of the body and the support of enzymes.  The vitamins E, D, K and A are fat-soluble vitamins. All other vitamins are water-soluble. Common sources of these vitamins include oranges, green leafy vegetables, carrots, apples, and salmon.

Kiwis

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!

Arugula

Whether in pesto, as a salad or on a pizza – arugula is not only very popular, but also very healthy. This leafy vegetable with a spicy and bitter flavor is rich in vitamin C and thus supports the immune system. In addition, arugula contains folic acid, other B vitamins, plenty of beta-carotene as well as potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium. The bitterness of this vegetable induces the rapid onset of salivary and digestive juices. The feeling of satiety is thus accelerated and we feel full faster, preventing cravings.

Health and Nutrition

Healthy eating reduces the risk of chronic diseases and food intolerances. In addition, more than 70 percent of all diseases are diet-related. Above all, the risk of obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes is drastically reduced if you eat healthier. It’s actually a very simple calculation, don’t you think? Metabolic Balance provides you the structure and support to get on track and live a healthy life.