10 tips for a healthy diet

In our listed tips, the choice of food and the amount consumed play a role. It is important that you do not want to master all the rules overnight, but get used to each rule individually and step by step to your personal organism.

1. Eat when you feel hungry

Eat only when you are really hungry. If there is a lack of appetite for various reasons (e.g. flu), do not force yourself to eat something, but listen to your body. Also, "overeating" because it tastes so delicious should be avoided at all costs.

2. Take your time and chew thoroughly.

Meals should always be taken calmly and without rushing. Therefore, it is advisable in a stressful everyday life to take only a few bites and to eat a main meal - if time permits - in all peace and quiet. In any case, care should be taken to chew each bite carefully (30-40 times) before swallowing.

3. Few or many meals per day?

It all depends on you, your possible ailments and preferences. If you have problems with your blood sugar level, it is advisable to eat several small meals a day. Otherwise, however, it is up to you to design your own meal plan.

4. Breakfast not a MUST

Only eat breakfast when you are really hungry (tip 1). Many people do not feel the need to eat immediately after getting up. If you do feel hungry in the course of the morning, prepare a healthy snack at home so that you don't have to rush to the nearest bakery or even the vending machine in the canteen.

5. Water to start the day off right

Water stimulates digestion and helps to quickly eliminate the waste products accumulated during the night. Start the day with a glass of water. After about ten minutes you can then enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast or - as mentioned above - eat it later.

6. Dinner before 6 pm

The digestive power of the human organism decreases in the evening and is much lower at night than during the day. Increasing a meal late in the evening or even just before going to bed will stress your digestive system throughout the night, thus worsening the quality of sleep.

7. Meat and fish in moderation

It is no secret that meat contains a lot of protein and that this is one of the (almost endless) reasons for many people to often turn to meat as a food. However, for a healthy diet you should not eat meat more than twice a week.

Fish should also not be eaten more often than meat in terms of overfishing and pollution (heavy metals and other environmental toxins) of the oceans.

8. Refrain from desserts

Desserts and sweets usually consist of sugar and/or dairy products, which are rather counterproductive for a healthy diet. If you still can't give up your beloved dessert, at least delay it a little. Do not enjoy your dessert directly after a main meal, but wait about 30 to 40 minutes. By this time, the feeling of fullness will have increased and you won't be feasting on your dessert as much as you would directly after the main meal. It also makes it easier to digest the main course.

9. Whole grain products

Whole grain foods such as whole wheat bread, brown rice, and whole wheat pasta, among others, provide significantly more vitamins, fiber, and minerals than the "conventional" products (white bread, white rice, pasta) that are widely consumed in our country. The ingredients in wholemeal foods have an extremely positive effect on your intestinal health and thus on your general well-being.

10. Avoiding wheat products

Countless people have problems with wheat products, but very rarely associate these complaints with wheat. Do something good for your body by choosing rye, oats, spelt or barley for baked goods and pasta.