1. Micros, Macros and why we need them
Our body is constantly busy regenerating and healing itself. Nevertheless, countless people suffer from civilization diseases such as diabetes, cancer, allergies, acne, sleep disorders, depression or obesity. The main cause are wrong eating habits. We humans literally starve to death sitting in front of a full plate of healthy food choices but don’t notice them. Superfoods can help here!
Too much of the wrong stuff
Carbohydrates, protein and fats. These are the three important macronutrients that provide energy in the form of kcal to our body. Of course, in order to perform and function, our body needs that energy. But to be used properly so the nutrients reach the cells, the body also needs micronutrients. Although these do not provide any energy, they are responsible for ensuring that everything in the body works and that the macronutrients can be properly absorbed and utilized.
2. Counting calories was yesterday
For a long time calorie counting was THE formula for losing weight. A slim body is of course equated with health and vitality. But vitality is worth MUCH MORE! Important is the holistic well-being on the physical, mental and mental level. If you eat high-quality, unprocessed foods, you gradually develop a healthy relationship with your body, a natural feeling of hunger and provide the body with essential micronutrients at the same time. Focusing solely on the energy supply, it can happen that the diet is very one-sided and also stressful for the body. On the one hand, unhealthy things are eaten and on the other too little nutrients, minerals, vitamins and co are supplied.
It depends on the nutrient density
It is very important to choose foods that are high in nutrients. These are naturally also very high in fiber and ensure that you get full faster. The formula is as natural as possible. Nature knows exactly how food must be designed to have a perfect calorie and micro matter ratio. Fresh fruits, vegetables, wild herbs, lettuce, nuts, seeds, legumes, pseudo cereals and co should be on the plate on a daily basis. Of course it is also important to pay attention to the quality. Best is: as seasonal and regional as possible and of course in organic quality or from the farmer of your trust. Pesticides, weed killers and Co land in the food just as in our bodies and cause great damage there.
3. Superfoods do not only exist on islands
The superfood hype has not thrown the best light on superfoods. Often, they are linked to foods that grow only on tropical islands and have to travel a long way until they arrive our supermarkets.
“Superfoods are basically defined as food, containing a wide spectrum of essential nutrients”
Especially phytonutrients play an important role here. These are phytochemicals that have an antioxidant effect in the body, reduce inflammation and support cell healing and regeneration. The nutrient density of superfoods is particularly high, so only small amounts are sufficient to meet the needs of various nutrients.
Superfoods, right at your doorstep
Dandelions, parsley, stinging nettles, as well as Giersch and blueberries are local superfoods, which can even be found right at the doorstep. Instead of chia seeds, our local flax seeds are also suitable. They have an optimal ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and are one of the lignans – richest foods. Lignans are phytochemicals and have a strong anti-inflammatory effect. They reduce oxidative stress in the body and normalize hormonal imbalances. Lignans also counteract prostate cancer.
Knowledge, fun, teamwork and a lot of healthy food
The human body is not a machine. Just try comparing it to a car. Just as you would not fuel a diesel car with gasoline, or worse, with Coca-Cola, we humans need to realize that without the right nutrients out body will not work on the long run. The car would suffer engine damage and our body will show symptoms such as a lack of energy, headaches, intestinal problems, inflammation or even worse such as cancer and other lifestyle diseases.
An invitation to one of my workshops for you
In my workshops
I want to give the tools to people so they can take care of their bodies and personal responsibility. In the theoretical part, I explain to very simple steps what our body needs and above all, what’s harming to it.
Knowledge is good but experience only comes with practice.
Therefore, in small groups with individual care, we prepare delicious, simple and nutrient-rich meals. It is always nice to see how much fun, group dynamics and insight happens in my cooking classes and workshops.
has a degree for biotechnology and is specialist for vegan and gluten free nutrition.
Also, she is a fitness, yoga and HIIT trainer with love and passion.
Her heartfelt purpose is to help people take ownership of their body, their only home. Therefore she regularly organizes cooking classes and health workshops.