Today we have the third and final part of our series of blogposts on conscious eating and drinking for you. On our Salzburg Grain Mill Blog you can already read tips for a conscious nutrition in the FIRST and SECOND part. There is more to a healthy and sustainable diet than conscious grocery shopping and eating. To cook freshly, to listen to your body and to pay attention to the origin and processing of food is also part of it. If you have any questions regarding nutrition that are not answered in our blog posts, you are welcome to ask us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
But let us now come to the last three tips in this series of blogposts (Tips for a conscious diet (Part 3)):
- Eat a balanced diet: It is of great importance to supply your body with a large number of essential macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins) as well as micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). In order to obtain all these essential substances in sufficient quantities, it is important to consume as many different foods as possible. The focus should be on fresh, little processed foods. Vegetables, fruit, cereals, legumes, nuts and seeds should therefore be eaten “as a whole”. Whenever you go shopping, take a food that was not taken with you last time, and try out new recipes. This can help you switch to a balanced diet.
- Only a minimum of sweetened drinks or food: As you probably know it from the dietary guidlines, sweet drinks and sweets should only be consumed to a very small extent (if at all). Since these foods are not essential to life (from a nutritional point of view) and can even be detrimental to health, they should only make up a minimal portion of our diet.
- The enjoyment should not be missing: One of the most important, if not the most important tip with regard to a conscious diet is to enjoy eating and drinking. Buy the food you like and cook dishes that appeal to you. It is possible to pay attention to all the tips we have shared AND enjoy. One should not a exclude the other!
We hope that this series of blogposts on conscious nutrition has provided you with useful tips. Perhaps you are already developing and implementing your own “nutritional awareness”. You are also welcome to leave us a comment on this. We look forward to hearing from you!
That was: Tips for a conscious nutrition (part 3)