At first glance, nothing!
We are lucky to live in a time that allows us to eat whatever we can imagine. But the abundance of food in the West, actually damages our health. Our supermarkets, pastry shops and restaurants are overflowing with products and we often tend to buy the wrong ones.
The problem is that often we ourselves are poorly informed about the right diet and are therefore prone to misinformation. There are too many unreliable slogans, inaccurate health promises and colorful packaging that make it difficult to make a healthy choice, and thus jeopardize our well-being. So how do we know what's best for us?
You are what you eat
During our childhood, we were told that we should eat mainly fruits and vegetables. Now we repeat the same admonishing words to the next generation. Why? Because we all instinctively know what's good for us. We do not follow this advice ourselves, because we are in a hurry, or out of laziness. Whatever the reason, when we think about it, we know that plant foods are the best "fast food".
Mainly because you just need access, because they are low in fat and calories and rich in fiber, potassium, iron, vitamins and minerals. They thus promote health, longevity, beauty and vitality and help to prevent, treat and in some cases even reverse diseases.
On the other hand, "dead foods" - such as refined and processed products - produce diseases and can lead to health problems such as diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease and certain cancers (such as oral, stomach, colon and uterine cancers) the so-called diseases of the "rich" food - develop. In fact, the most important discovery made by the famous surgeon Denis Burkitt was that many Western diseases are lifestyle related and therefore potentially preventable and reversible.
"What you eat today is walking and talking tomorrow!"
Paul Bragg was a nutritionist and pioneer of the American wellness movement. In this statement and whole theory he defended an idea: if we eat live food (raw food), we will create strengthened and healthy bodies.
Live food diet is the cornerstone of a lifestyle improvement
The most important determinants of health and longevity are the personal choices that each of us makes. That's why we want to focus on choosing a live food diet made from fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.
Take the example of the Nordic diet. It is above all a herbal diet and it is high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, and contains nutrients from fruits, berries, vegetables, root vegetables, potatoes, legumes, fish, egg and rapeseed oil.
The Nordic diet refers to the new Nordic cuisine represented by food activist Claus Meyer and ingenious chef Rene Redzepi, the founders of the world-famous Noma restaurant in Copenhagen. The cuisine is especially praised for its heart health benefits. As well as that it can lower cholesterol and inflammation levels and thus contribute to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
The Nordic diet is often mistakenly associated with the traditional Scandinavian Smorgasbord (sandwich), and foods that represent Scandinavian food culture, such as red meat, animal fats, processed meat.
While the traditional Smorgasbord is a staple food in the Nordic countries, there is an increasing trend towards consuming organic and locally produced fruits and vegetables.