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Healthy diet

A healthy, well-balanced diet is good for your mind, body, and soul. It supports your physical and mental performance and productivity and helps to preserve your overall health.

10 rules for a healthy diet

Based on current scientific findings, nutrition authorities and organizations recommend the following best practices for healthful eating:
 
 

1. Enjoy a wide range of foods

2. Dietary roughage is important

3. Fruit and vegetables

4. Dairy and Eggs - Meats and Fish

5. Less fat and high-fat foodstuffs

6. Sugar and salt in moderation

7. Plenty of fluids

8. Careful preparation

9. Enjoy the experience

10. Pay attention to exercise

Choose your calories wisely!

The general formula for successful weight loss is simple: burn more calories than you consume. There are two options: increase your physical activity (exercise!) or decease your calorie intake (diet!). However, all calories do not provide the same nutritional value, some have more staying power than others. Scientists from Sydney University studied the satiation levels of popular foods. Every morning, they allowed their subjects to eat 240 calories of a particular food and asked them repeatedly during the proceeding hours time how full they felt. A test group had white bread. Results indicate that the foods that satiated the best include potatoes, fish, oats, oranges, apples, and whole-grain pasta. Croissants and donuts, for example, performed badly.

Bar chart showing the feeling of fulness caused by different popular foods

Two power minerals for better health

Gerolsteiner Sparkling bottle with a bar chart of Calcium and Magnesium content

Calcium and magnesium are an unbeatable duo if you want to be fitter. Especially because both of these minerals complement one another optimally: calcium is important for healthy bones, muscles and teeth. Magnesium, on the other hand, supports the energy metabolism and is important for the functioning of muscles and the nervous system. (More under minerals & health). High-calcium foods include, dairy products, green vegetables, such as broccoli and spinach, and some fruits like figs and dates. Gerolsteiner with its well-balanced mineral content provides the body with valuable calcium and magnesium. Just one litre of Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water satisfies one third of the daily calcium requirement and one quarter of the daily magnesium requirement.

Want more information? Check out our Mineral Calculator to learn more about the nutritional value of mineral waters worldwide.