Every Living Cell in Your Body is Made from the Food You Eat!

“You are what you eat” – it’s an old saying but one that is so true! The reasons for why we eat are obvious – just because we’re hungry, or when we get together with friends, when we’re bored, because of our routine etc. etc. But fundamentally it’s all about fueling our bodies so that they can work right and we can live our best lives. Basically, the food we ingest, feeds our body’s cells and also provides fuel for the many microorganisms that live in our body. Therefore, it’s just so important to choose our food so that our cells and the good bacteria in our body really get what’s needed. This way we are more protected from ailments, disease or bacteria causing diseases. The best way to achieve this is with a healthy, varied and natural diet according to Metabolic Balance.

Metabolic Balance = your food tailored for you.

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Fit For The Cold?

It’s not only your immune system that needs support in the colder months, we also need to look after our skin. Cold weather plus indoor heating is the perfect combination to dry your skin. The skin vessels narrow, the production of our natural oils in the skin, sebum, is reduced and the formation of the central skin barrier is lowered. This all adds up to uncomfortable, dry, brittle and cracked skin.

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What can you do to radiate healthy skin and vitality even in winter? We recommend a combination of internal and external tender, loving care for your skin. First, make sure you keep your omega 3 fatty acids in your daily essentials. Look for great sources from either oily fish and cold-pressed oils such as flax seed oil and rapeseed oil. It is also important that you stay properly hydrated. Even if you’re not as thirsty in the winter, you still need to make sure that you drink enough water. We recommend herbal teas, ginger water and mineral water or even a simple cup of hot water!

Zinc – an Essential Nutrient for a Strong Immune System

Zinc is a chemical element which is one of the body’s vital trace elements. Since zinc cannot be stored by our body, a regular supply is particularly important. In healthy people, the daily requirement of zinc can be normally met from a good balanced diet. Good sources of zinc are most meats, eggs, oysters, oat meal, cashew and Brazil nuts as well as lentils and peas.

One vital role of zinc is for eye health: a chronic zinc deficiency may lead to night blindness. In addition, zinc is vital for many other processes in our body including cell division and cell repair processes. As a free radical scavenger, zinc prevents aggressive chemical compounds from damaging body cells. We need zinc to keep our skin and mucous membranes healthy and it’s essential for our immune system. So our No.1 tip … make sure you eat plenty of sources of zinc on your weekly meal plan, especially during the flu season.

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What to know about Red Cabbage

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So what do you know about red cabbage? Let us fill you in on this excellent versatile vegetable! Firstly it’s available all year round now! However, it’s most popular in autumn and winter as a classic side dish to game, duck and roast goose or turkey.  It’s red coloring is not cultured, but a variation of nature. In traditional medicine it was believed that red cabbage had a positive effect on blood. Compresses made from red cabbage leaves are said to have alleviated varicose veins, phlebitis and leg ulcers. Red cabbage contains the pigment anthocyanin – also found in red berries and red wine – which has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. It has been shown in numerous studies that this flavonoid has cancer-inhibiting and cholesterol-lowering effects and is also linked to reduced risk of heart attacks and strokes. Red cabbage is rich in many vitamins and fiber and is an important immune booster during the cold season. It contains above all the vitamins C, B6 and E. 

Tip: to preserve the beautiful rich color of red cabbage, add some vinegar or citric acid when cooking.

Flu Season is Approaching Fast!

Welcome to the flu season! Ginger water can be a great remedy for colds – or even better their prevention. Cut about 2 cm (1″) of fresh, peeled ginger into slices, boil in 1 l of water. Cook as long till you have about half of the liquid. Pour into a thermos and drink throughout the day. As long as you are in Strict Conversion Phase of your Metabolic Balance Plan, drink it only during meals. In later phases you may also drink it occasionally, as long as this does not trigger increased food cravings or hunger. 

If you’re in a pinch for time, simply place one or two slices of peeled ginger in a cup, add hot water and leave to steep for five to ten minutes. It tastes good and is good for you!

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You Are What You Eat …

you are what you eat, so make a nutrition plan and stick to it

you are what you eat, so find out your ideal nutrition plan to create your best self!

Metabolic Balance is a holistic nutrition concept based on professional support and the creation of an individual nutrition plan based on personal blood values. This clear and simply structured personalized plan shows the right foods for you together with the right timings, food combinations and amounts. With this incredibly valuable knowledge, you can achieve renewed health, wellness and quality of life for the future.

Find a local, certified Metabolic Balance Coach to coach you to balance your metabolism and increase your quality of life!

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Health Starts in the Kitchen

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Healthy food and lifestyle is the most essential step to being healthy. A Metabolic Balance nutrition plan helps you to take this important step. Eating in line with Metabolic Balance means supplying your body with exactly the right nutrients in the right quantities. The result of this way of life is something to be proud of! Hundreds of thousands of satisfied clients agree: Metabolic Balance makes you healthier!

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What will keep us Young, Healthy and Active?

Every age has it’s height and it’s beauty – this is definitely true! But we want to stay young, healthy and active for as long as possible. So what to do when we want to keep our Quality of Life?

Certainly eating healthy and living an active Life-Style helps! Medical Press reports that dancing can reverse the signs of aging. Also Business Insider collects the best exercise to slow aging. Moving is definitely the way to go. Even, or especially when we get older we need to work our muscles. Just by walking or swimming we can strengthen or even improve our cardiovascular health. Physical activity will also improve your mood. When you walk with a friend – or a dog – it will even be more fun!

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