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Vegetarianism – what does that mean?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Diets, Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

Who waived on meat, he is not alone. The National Nutrition Survey in 2006 was around 1.6% Europeans vegetarians, the vegetarian covenant even 7 – 8%. In India, the country of origin of vegetarianism, the proportion is even higher: there, about 40% of the population eat meatless. Vegetarians deliberately eat no meat and no fish. Often, there are very different reasons. The protection of animals is an important motive for many. Others refrain from ethical and religious, ecological or health reasons. Accordingly, the choice of food is different. While some feed exclusively of vegetable products, other consume products also of live animals, such as milk or honey. But how healthy is a vegetarian nutrition? From the ascetic renunciation to environmental protection Biologically speaking, man is an omnivore that can eat both plant and animal food. The conscious decision to avoid meat was in Europe for the first time had practiced in the 6th century BC. The followers of Orpheus pursued asceticism in all walks of life. The idea was picked up a few centuries later by Pythagoras, who called to consume no “animated creatures”. Until mid 19th century, vegetarianism was therefore called “Pythagorasmus”. Over the centuries many famous people lived as vegetarians. A real boom come in the 1970s with the environmental and animal...

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School Fruit Scheme: free fruit and vegetables for children

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

Fruits and vegetables taste great and are very healthy. With plenty of vitamins and minerals they make children fit for play and learning and help them to grow up healthy. Therefore should the little ones as possible every day, eat five servings of colorful vitamin donors, recommends the Europe Nutrition Society. But do this only very few children. Most eat mainly vegetables too little. With a free extra portion in school and kindergarten, the European School Fruit Scheme will make the kids fruits and vegetables tasty. So they should learn, plenty to eat them and in the long term improve their eating habits. To anchor this in the minds of the little ones, supplemented lessons about healthy eating, the distribution of free fruit. Bad marks for fruit and vegetable consumption Children eat too little fruit and vegetables, which has the currently most important trace on the health of children and adolescents in Europe. Only about a third of children consumed at least twice a day fruit and vegetables. It should ideally be five servings a day, or about five little hands full. Because fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber and phytochemicals. Thus they provide valuable nutrients for growth, physical and mental performance and protect against disease. At the...

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Cooling sleep – despite the heat

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Advice | 0 comments

When the heat is and not a breeze blowing, it is difficult to many people to come to rest and to sink into the well-deserved sleep. Even harder is it when the merciless ticking hands of the alarm clock constantly remind us that not much time left until dawn. So the summer heat at night, not robs the last nerve, but even at tropical temperatures your well-deserved cooling sleep to get, we have a few cool tricks. If lack...

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Water Resources: People need liquid

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

Nice and warm it should be during the summer, but the heat can get us pretty. Whether it is only summery warm or really hot: always ensure that sufficient liquid. Who does not drink enough, quickly feels tired and risked headache, dizziness and vomiting. In the summer are 1.5 liters per day minimum. Who moves a lot or strongly sweats, uses up to four liters of fluid. Suitable for a thirst quencher are mineral water, fruit spritzers and unsweetened...

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Sports in heat: That’s something you should pay

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Muscle Building & Training | 0 comments

Now it is night time light, the sun and pleasant temperatures lure for outdoor exercise. The summer offers countless opportunities to be physically active: whether jogging, cycling or skating, swimming in the lake, rowing and surfing. Despite the joy of exercise in the fresh air you must to do with caution. The cycle in heat comes to its limits more quickly. With heat stroke or sunstroke trifled with. High levels of ozone only contributes to this. And the skin...

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Essential oils: Aroma wellness for body and soul

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

When baked muffins felt wonderful smell and taste of Christmas, when the air smells of vacation or just a fragrance massage oil is already causing relaxation, this case, come into play essential oils. The volatile Oils smell intensively and unfold their beneficial effect in the kitchen and cosmetics, for health and Wellness. But the strong oils can irritate the skin or cause allergies. In addition are offered very different qualities. We explain how the oils work and what is...

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Mainly healthy! But what is health?

Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

Degrees in the cold season, many people are sick, cough and sniffle. “Health!”, we wish with each sneeze. In New Year’s and birthday wishes heard “good health” of the classics. Sure, everyone wants to be healthy. But what is behind the abstract concept “health”? Is one with a slight cold already seriously ill or only in life-threatening diseases? Health means to be permanently fit and free from any discomfort feeling? We will examine the shades of health and show...

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