German Food Blog: Nutrition and Health

March 3, 2016 Posted in German Food Blog, Nutrition and Health

Eat well, sleep well, eat better

Sleep is not just vital for mental fitness but also to keep a healthy waistline. Getting enough sleep is the next frontier to a healthy lifestyle. In Germany alone, close to 50% of survey respondents complained about sleeping problems, while one out of seven takes sleeping pills at times. Consumption of sleeping pills increased five-fold over the past two decades. The worldwide trends are even more alarming. Good sleep is as important as good food, drink and exercise. It influences creativity, performance, quality of life, and relationships. As Jürgen Zulley, Professor at the University of Regensburg puts it:” Too little … Continue reading “Eat well, sleep well, eat better”

April 3, 2013 Posted in German Food Blog, Nutrition and Health

Moderate alcohol consumption benefits your health

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that drinking too much alcohol is dangerous to your health, to the health of others and to society as a whole. For some people, even very few drinks of beer, wine or spirits per week can be harmful. And we wholeheartedly recommend to all of our readers, young and old, to drink and eat responsibly and with a conscious mind. That said, we also want to point out the solid scientific evidence, that moderate alcohol consumption is actually beneficial to the health of most people. Moderate means about 1 to 2 drinks for women … Continue reading “Moderate alcohol consumption benefits your health”

February 21, 2013 Posted in German Food Blog, Nutrition and Health

“Good” versus “bad” foods?

Not an issue for a healthy diet. It’s not a secret that your overall well-being depends on a healthy diet. And that your weight gains or losses are solely based on the amount of calories you take in every day. But does that mean you should not eat chocolate or burgers anymore and switch instead to quinoa, steamed Brussels sprouts and tofu? Is any type of food “good” or “bad”? Not so, says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (and we agree). In a new position paper published in February 2013, the Academy emphasizes, “that the total diet or overall … Continue reading ““Good” versus “bad” foods?”

January 1, 2012 Posted in German Food Blog, Nutrition and Health

Salt and sugar: enjoy, but watch this combination

Forget diet and nutrition supplements. A few minor changes of what and how much you eat will reduce weight over time. Sugar and salt make food taste good. But how to loose weight? You don’t necessarily have to forgo your sweet treats, convenience snacks and fast food snacks. Just eat less of them and add delicious whole grains that fill you up until the next meal. Here are some suggestions: Mindfully choose each meal based on salt and sugar content and combination. It is unrealistic to completely cut out pizza, French fries, chips and crackers, sweets and cereals from our … Continue reading “Salt and sugar: enjoy, but watch this combination”