Long Covid

Struggling with long Covid? Long Covid is essentially a post-infection condition that can linger for a long period of time after someone has tested negative – even years! While eating the right foods is not a cure for long Covid, diet and nutrition could play a key role in coping with it. Experts say there is still a lot to learn about long Covid, but nutrition plays a vital role: “Heart disease, certain cancers, stroke and type two diabetes … you can fight all of those diseases with a knife and a fork. That is empowering because you have control of what’s on your plate and what you eat.” – Dr Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Professor at Boston University. Here are some tips that could help reduce the effects of long Covid:

-Meals rich in veggies, fruits, nuts and whole grains
-Be aware of vitamin deficiencies
-Stay hydrated
-Steer clear of foods that worsen inflammation

If you’d like to discuss this or how Metabolic Balance can help other health conditions, reach out to your nearest MB coach via our website!

Sauerkraut

Today, October 3, we celebrate the day of German unity and home to Metabolic Balance head office in Bavaria. It’s a great occasion to talk about the popular condiment ‘Sauerkraut’, the perfect companion, and a side dish to many meat & fish dishes. Sauerkraut is a magical food, fermented by lactic acid bacteria. It is one of the best-known German national dishes and can be homemade or brought at your local store. Fermented foods have a long history in many cultures and are made by a process called pickling. Sauerkraut has probiotic qualities and is a high source of vitamins C & K, calcium, and magnesium. It’s also a very good source of fiber, folate, iron, potassium, copper and manganese.

Here is a quick and easy guide of how to make it!
Raw cabbage is finely shredded, layered with salt, and left to ferment in a closed food container. Fully cured sauerkraut keeps for several months in an airtight jar stored at 15°C (60°F) or below. Neither refrigeration nor pasteurization is required, although these treatments prolong storage life.
Enjoy!!

Eating After 6pm

Eating huge meals late in the evening and before going to bed is definitely not recommended. Digestion slows down at night and has an impact on your metabolism and quality of sleep. After all, the body takes a rest at night. The body switches to “standby mode”, i.e., whilst all vital functions are maintained, and the blood sugar is kept at a constant level, it’s not the time to put your body to the task of digesting food especially in epic portions! It’s not just the timing of your meal that is important, but also the quality of the food you eat. Calories don’t care what time it is! So, what should you stick to when you want to lose weight? Although everyone’s body is unique and some things may not work for everyone, we recommend that your evening meal be lighter yet nourishing, rather than heavy and super filling. Tips for meals after 6pm:

✔ Avoid foods containing simple sugars such as sweets, chocolate, etc. These will stimulate your appetite.
✔ Focus on protein-rich foods such as fish, dairy products, eggs and nuts.
✔ Don’t eat too much raw food in the evening – steamed vegetables are easier to digest.
✔ Your last meal should preferably be at least 3 hours before bedtime.
✔ Always drink enough water.

Cholesterol

It is still rumored that foods containing cholesterol should be avoided if your cholesterol levels are elevated. However, we know that foods rich in carbohydrates, e.g. bread, cereals, pasta and rice, also have a negative effect on cholesterol levels.

To achieve a balanced cholesterol level, a diet rich in fiber and with a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants is therefore recommended.  

  • Foods rich in fiber: oats, legumes, apples and vegetables
  • Foods rich in omega-3: sea fish, linseed oil, walnut oil or hemp seed oil, nuts
  • Rich in antioxidants: besides vegetables and fruit, also green tea or dark chocolate

Sequence of Meals

First the fish, then the potatoes – doesn’t it matter what you eat first? The main thing is that it’s healthy, right?

In fact, studies have shown that the order of meals has a decisive influence on blood sugar levels. Test subjects who ate proteins and fats first, followed by the carbohydrate portion, had lower blood glucose and insulin levels than study participants who ate the meal in the reverse order. The researchers are also certain that the order (protein, fat, and then carbohydrate) also improved insulin sensitivity. In addition, the participants had a longer lasting feeling of satiety. So just give it a try!

What Are You Waiting For?

Don’t hesitate! It’s time to finally upgrade your life and start giving your mind, body and soul the nutrition it desperately deserves! Our award-winning nutrition program personalizes everything to your body. By using whole foods suited to you, and you alone, we will reset your metabolism to:

-promote and support your health
-enhance sleep
-increase your mental resilience
-rebalance your acidity/alkalinity levels
-achieve and maintain your desired weight
-bring renewed energy and general well-being
-improve your quality of life

Say hello to a healthier, happier you through personalized, individual nutrition plans made for YOUR BODY. So don’t hesitate: start your journey today by booking a discovery call with an MB-certified coach! So, what do you think about starting today? Be part of Metabolic Balance and change your life!

Optimizing Your Well-Being

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”
– Ayurvedic Proverb
Food gives our bodies the “information” and materials they need to function properly, so getting that
information right is crucial for maintaining our health and metabolic processes.
We can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for developing diseases and conditions such as
arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease if we consume too much food or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions. Food serves as medicine – it promotes health, prevents disease, and optimizes our whole well-being! To learn more about optimizing your health visit our website and connect with one of our experienced coaches!

Breakfast

There’s a reason breakfast is often called “the most important meal of the day”. Starting the day after an overnight fast is what breakfast is all about. It provides vital nutrients for good health and replenishes your supply of glucose to boost energy levels and alertness for the day. As well as improving your concentration for the day ahead, breakfast can also help you manage your weight better, and reduce your diabetes and heart disease risk over time. Metabolic Balance meal plans provide protein-rich, vegetable-rich, and complex carbohydrate-rich breakfast options. Great health starts by knowing what foods you need to eat! Visit our website to learn more!

No Fad Diets

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to health! Which is why personalized nutrition is essential for getting optimum results. Great health starts by knowing what foods are best for YOUR body! With your Metabolic Balance coach, you discover what foods are best for you and create the lifestyle you need for balance, well-being and long-term health.

Our nutrition program can help you lose excess weight, and create sustainable and long-term weight regulation. That’s why an independent study has shown Metabolic Balance to be one of the best weight management programs. Head to our website to find a coach and get started on your journey!

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You are Unique

Everyone has a body that is uniquely their own, so it seems obvious to us that what everyone needs for optimal health and wellness is not going to be the same! The foods that work best for one person could be drastically different from someone else’s. That is why our program is completely personalized to each client to ensure that you have a nutrition plan that helps you feel and perform at your best. Our Metabolic Balance® food plans are designed using your blood tests and personal health history, to ensure you get the nutrition that is right for YOU. Great health starts by knowing what foods you need to eat! To connect with one of our coaches visit our website or send us message!