• wellness-aliments

      Wellness aliments

      Vegetables surely belong to the most healthy wellness aliments! They are rich in vitamins, fibres and antioxidants, which keep the body young and in form, without generating free radicals or without overextering the body. Vegetabls should always be eaten together with carbohydrates, legumes, fruit and little animal proteins like fish, meat and eggs. Even carbohydrates belong to the wellness aliments, 60% of the daily nutrition should consist of them in the form of bread, noudles, potatoes, rice etc. 

      Even if carbohydrates are often seen as the so-called thickener, they are nonetheless essential for the daily nutrition, as they are donating the organism energy in a slowly way and they are impeding that the person is feeling too hungry. The carbohydrates should possibly consist of wholemeal, since they offer the organism healthy fibres and they are providing a higher feeling of satiety. Everybody needs a different quantity of carbohydrates, the individual quantity should be clarified together with a nutritionist, since there are important factors like age, state of health, eventual diseases, sports etc. Even eggs are rich in vitamins (A,D,E) and antioxidants, but there should be eaten only 2 eggs per week. Fruit is a very important component of wellness nutrition, thanks to their richness in vitamins and antioxidants, some fruits are rich in sugar, like bananas and kakis and should therefor be eaten in moderate quantities.

      Fish is the best choice for what concerns the consumption of animal proteins, since it is rich in vitamin D, fatty acids and antioxidants, excellent for the good humor, to keep the blood fluid and to support the heart and circulation system. Meat and cheese should only be consumed in moderate quantities. Organs like the liver, the blood circulation, the kidney and the stomach must work harder to handle animal proteins, that’s why people feel “heavy” after the meal, in the long run a too high consumption of meat can provoke diseases like cancer or ictus.

      Even sweets should only be eaten in moderate quantities, since they are rich in calories, white flour, cream and processed sugar. Therefor they don’t represent very healthy aliments: the processed, white sugar is actually a vitamin- stealer, the whilte flour has little fibres and could provoke congestion, while the cream is straining the digestive system.

      The vegetable proteins like for example legumes (peas, beans etc.) are excellent companions of common vegetabls and  carbohydrates, moreover this combination forms a nourishing and balanced dish! This kind of alimenation is typical mediterranean and was declared to an UNESCO world heritage, since numerous scientists confirm, that it supports a longer and healthier life!