What does a well-balance and healthful diet look like?
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.
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.
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.
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