Healthy living does not mean having to resist any culinary temptation. What foods you can enjoy with all your senses and without regrets, we show you here. We will introduce you to a diverse selection of seven foods - apples, fish, peppers and chocolate.
Water makes up 60 percent of the human body - at least one and a half to two liters should be treated daily. It transports nutrients and oxygen to the cells. In stressful situations or physical exertion, water prevents the body from becoming over acidic. Anyone who wants to lose weight should drink regularly: water not only relieves the feeling of hunger, it also boosts energy expenditure. Cheap and healthy, it comes directly from the tap. Anyone who tastes the many new varieties from the bottle will be amazed by the variety of flavors.
Okay, Adam and Eve, the apple is not good - but in principle, the enjoyment of Cox & Co. is always recommended. Apples contain over 20 minerals such as potassium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium, as well as pectins - water-soluble fiber - as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E. Apples fill you up and contain only about 50 calories per 100 grams. Take a bite!
Three times as much vitamin C as citrus, fiber that gently boosts digestion and calcium that works well on bones and joints: if you want to be fit, eat paprika! Red and yellow pods also contain a great deal of beta-carotene, which makes the skin cells grow, and green ones are rich in vitamin E, which protects body cells from free radicals.
A, B, C, and E - cabbage almost master the complete vitamin alphabet. In addition, the winter vegetables provide minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus and zinc as well as fiber that will fill you up for a long time and promote digestion. Its glucosinolates (flavorings) strengthen the defense and even protect against cancer. From white and red cabbage over Chinese cabbage to kohlrabi and broccoli, many varieties ensure that the menu never gets boring.
In case of stress: eat pineapple! The juicy fruit does not entice strained people to another world, not just because of their exotic taste. It contains the amino acid tryptophan, which is further processed into the mood brightener serotonin. Magnesium and calcium strengthen the nerves, potassium the heart, zinc the immune system and iodine the mind. Their high content of bromelain brought the pineapple the reputation of a miracle fruit. The protein-splitting enzyme promotes digestion and fat loss - however, it has no magic yet.
Friday - fish day: The German Nutrition Society recommends eating fish once a week because it is rich in iodine. This trace element is consumed in the production of thyroid hormones, which are important for healthy growth. In addition, fish contains protein, vitamins A, B1, B2, C and D as well as potassium, zinc, fluorine and selenium, a trace element that strengthens the immune system. High-fat fish such as herring and mackerel provide polyunsaturated fatty acids that protect against heart disease.
If it contains no sugar, it would be good for the teeth - chocolate provides fluorine and tannin. Dark tablets with a cocoa content above 55 percent are also particularly rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals and therefore can prevent cardiovascular diseases. On top of that, it supplies us with tryptophan, which the body needs to produce the good-mood hormone serotonin. However, you should always melt a little bit on the tongue. Because in 100 grams of chocolate are also about 40 grams of fat and over 500 calories ...