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Conscious Nutrition

Even today, scientists have given different answers to what a healthy diet is. Not only is the processing of food in our body very complex, the nutritional requirements of individual people also differ – age, body size, lifestyle or genetic requirements. The metabolism differs from person to person.

The question of good nutrition can best be answered as follows: It depends on a varied diet, because no food has all the nutrients that humans need. Only a combination of different foods can cover the nutritional needs.

If you want to live healthy without sacrificing taste and enjoyment, you should keep your diet balanced.The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V., short DGE (German Nutrition Society) has set up 10 rules that should help you with this. The DGE recommends:

  • Plenty of cereal products (especially whole grains) and potatoes
  • Vegetables and fruit – the principle “take 5 a day” applies
  • Daily milk and dairy products, fish once or twice a week, meat and sausage and eggs in moderation
  • Low fat and high fat foods
  • Sugar and salt in moderate ammounts
  • Plenty of liquid (at least 1.5 liters of low-energy liquid e.g. water, unsweetened tea)
  • Gentle preparation
  • Take your time and enjoy

Why fruits and vegetables are so healthy

Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of phytochemicals, vitamins and fiber. Phytochemicals can potentially prevent cancer, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease or prevent cell damage. Vitamins play an essential role in metabolism. Since humans cannot produce most of the vitamins themselves, they have to take these vitamins. Dietary fiber is an indigestible substance, but it promotes bowel function.

It's all in a good mix: eat well and exercise a lot

Good nutrition is essential for life, but a balanced diet is also useless without exercise. Physical activity reduces stress, gets the cardiovascular system going and strengthens the immune system. Therefore it is ideal to pay attention to physical activity in addition to a balanced diet. Eating healthy does not have to mean completely avoiding sweets. The European Food Information Center (EUFIC) sums it up quite correctly: there is no such thing as “good” or “bad” food. Those who indulge in the enjoyment of chocolate or sweets in moderation and ensure a balanced diet elsewhere, live more consciously.

You don’t need to feel guilty when you eat chocolate or other delicious things. Enjoy these things in moderation and choose other foods to achieve balance and variety in order to eat healthy.

Filinchen: Light enjoyment - a contribution to conscious nutrition

Why are our Filinchen so nutritious? Our waffle breads are fully baked, they contain almost no salt and are therefore suitable for a low-sodium diet. Nutritional collaborations with numerous colleges and universities in Anhalt, Berlin, Jena and Dresden show that we are actively involved in the further development of healthy nutrition in Germany.

Filinchen are high in fiber and low in sugar. The sugar in the product does not come from a specially added sugar source (exceptions: Original and Cubellis), but can be found in the raw materials used.

We only use non-hydrogenated fats (butter, palm oil) for Filinchen. Only certified palm oil is used (MB and SG). We also make our Filinchen Original according to a traditional recipe with real butter.

A slice of Filinchen weighs just 5 grams and is therefore a slight change from a slice of bread. A slice of Filinchen Original comes to just 86 kJ / 20 kcal.

In Filinchen not only wheat flour is used, but also other flours such as wholemeal or spelt flour – for more variety in nutrition.

Our variety offers something for every diet and preference. This also includes products that are particularly suitable for allergy sufferers, such as Filinchen gluten-free & lactose-free and Filinchen with reduced protein content. Our Filinchen Vital, Organic Spelt, vegan and whole grains are also lactose-free.

We obtain our main raw material wheat flour from the region from central German mills – this is how we shorten transport routes, conserve resources and strengthen businesses in our region.

 

The principle of low carb - fewer carbohydrates, fewer energy reserves, reduce weight

Low carb stands for a diet that is low in carbohydrates. Instead, fiber and protein are playing a bigger role in nutrition.

Carbohydrates are important reserves in the plant and animal kingdom and continue to function as a supporting substance for plants. The goal of a low-carbohydrate diet is to live healthier lives. This can include losing weight.

The principle of this form of diet is very simple: the body needs carbohydrates to supply the cells with energy. If these are not available, the body first falls back on stored carbohydrates. When these are used up, the fat in the body is used to generate energy. Consciously protein-rich foods can also help you lose weight, because protein reduces the feeling of hunger and thus contributes to eating less.

Many carbohydrates are found in grains and cereal products, sugar, potatoes, rice, and pasta. In contrast, fruits, vegetables, oils, fish, meat and dairy products are low in carbohydrates. Eggs and nuts are also a welcoming change on the menu.

There are different kinds of a low carb diet e.g. B. Atkins-diet, paleodiet or Glyx-diet. Each of these diets is about reducing the amount of carbohydrates, but in different degrees. With Atkins you are allowed to consume a maximum of 20 grams of carbohydrates per day in the beginning (less than a tenth of the amount that a German consumes on average). However, this amount is gradually increased. In the palaeo diet, everything can be eaten that was already there in the Stone Age. All grains, dairy products, potatoes, sugar, salt and all forms of industrial products are therefore taboo. In the Glyx diet, only the “correct” carbohydrates may be eaten, that is, only carbohydrates with a low glycemic index (GI). The GI shows how quickly carbohydrates are broken down and processed. In the case of carbohydrates with a high GI, the sugar level in the blood rises very quickly – the result: hunger soon returns. Medium and low GI products include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.

The guideline “Prevention and Therapy of Obesity” from 2014, the German Adipositas Society (DAG) e. V. recommends fa Low-fat or low-carb therapy for weight loss. Various studies have shown that low carb can help you lose weight just as effectively as a low-fat diet. Within the first six months, the low-carb diet even leads to greater weight loss. Here it is important to avoid a one-sided diet so that there is no vitamin or mineral deficiency.

In low-carb products, other nutrients offset the reduction in carbohydrates. Our Filinchen Lower Carb p.e. contains more fiber, protein and fat.