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Not Every Salad Is Healthy

When someone says: "I only ate salad for dinner last night," we think of a light meal, containing lettuce and other green leafs, maybe some crunchy slices of pepper, cucumber or tomato, garlic or onions, a light dressing and a pinch of salt. Sure, that would be a healthy and light salad. Especially if main ingredients came from our garden and were used fresh.

But not all salads are. We like to add different unhealthy fats to our bowls full of vegetables to enhance the taste. Also the salt makes food tastier, but too much salt might increase sodium in our blood too much. And then we have to add some eggs, fried meat, and simple carbs, as well we are too generous with dressings, made of mayonnaise, cream, cheese, oil, and also sugar.

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Why and How to Avoid Too Salty Food

Salt plays an important role in our everyday nutrition, but too much (or too little) salt can cause health troubles. For example, the doctors advise people with raised blood pressure to reduce salt in their meals. But why is that so? What effect does salt have on our body and why?

Recommendations about daily salt intake say that a teaspoon of salt per day is more than enough. However, we still exceed this amount by adding more salt to the food to make it tastier. Keep reading to find out, how too much salt influences your body and how to reduce the daily salt intake.

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Facts about Vitamins and Minerals in Fruits and Veggies

Living in a vital, healthy, energetic, and stress-resilient body requires a whole range of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Besides following the recommendations of the food pyramid it is also important to eat fresh, local, and seasonal fruits and vegetables that haven't travelled half of the world to get to our dining table.

Especially in stressful moments – we are talking about any kind of stress here, psychological, physical, positive, or negative – one must eat healthy to provide their body quality nutrients, especially vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Let's see where we can find and how to get the most of them from the foods we consume every day.

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While Picking Low GI Foods also Check the Glycemic Load

Knowing the food you eat is the base for healthy eating. So today I am going to present a not-so-well known foods' characteristic, the glycemic load. In the last few years more has been said about the GI or glycemic index, but the GL or glycemic load hasn't been mentioned as much.

Digestion of carbohydrates raises blood sugar and GI and GL tell us how much and how long it will take until it gets back to normal. This information is especially important for people with any type of diabetes, for everyone who wants to lose weight in a healthy way, and actually each of us, who is on the low glycemic diet. Picking the right foods and combining them well can help us reduce the influence of sugar on our body and keep blood glucose levels in healthy (and safe) range.

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The Truth about Healthy Holiday Eating

New Year's Eve and other holidays that are approaching at this time often make us feel guilty. But not because of the wrong gifts we gave to our beloved ones, but mostly for the heavy food and alcohol indulgence, connected with pounds we are likely to gain in December.

On one hand media showers us with the un-healthy and weight-gaining treats, but on the other they are also trying to tell us how to avoid these extra pounds. This is why, while you can find many very healthy holiday recipes on the web these days, I decided to share something more original with you. I decided to tell you the truth about healthy holiday eating.

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