1. Food quality
Maximum quality is the basis for a nutrient-rich diet. Eat products that are as fresh and natural as possible instead of industrially processed products. Avoid, as far as possible, consuming ready-made meals, as they often contain flavors and preservatives that are harmful to health. Your advantage: When you eat what you have cooked, you know exactly what ingredients are in your dishes. Prefer organic or Demeter foods: not all carrots are created equal; the different cultivation methods influencing the nutrient content.
2. Seasonal and regional products
Whenever possible, buy seasonal and regional products. Opt, for example, for a small farm store near you. There are also subscription possibilities which are a good way to support local producers. You receive fresh food, often harvested the same morning before being delivered to your home. The nutrient losses are minimal, and you automatically have access to seasonal ingredients that you can turn into delicious dishes.
3. A balanced and varied diet
Combining different ingredients judiciously and ensuring a balanced nutritional ratio this is the basics of healthy eating. To be balanced, it requires a good ratio in the composition of the meals. Combine starchy foods rich in carbohydrates (cereal-based products, legumes, potatoes, etc.) with foods rich in protein and complete each meal with a sufficient quantity of vegetables and fruit. The Swiss Nutrition Society recommends eating two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables each day.
4. Take your time and be aware of what you eat
You perceive each meal in a much more intense way when you take your time. Chew slowly and enjoy the different tastes. Avoid eating while traveling or working. Give yourself a break and relax for a moment. Meals are also moments of pleasure, rest, and exchange with others.
Our advice: listen to your body! The more a person eats according to their intuition, the leaner and healthier they are generally. Feelings of hunger and fullness serve to tell us when and how much to eat. However, if you don't take the time to take in these bodily signals, you can't act on them.