Health in food products
Health in food products
Read the labels
All in all, the universal principle of nutrition is simple: the shorter the label, the better (as long as it is not a multi-fruit product;)). This simplest rule and a bit of willpower - in order not to succumb to temptation, advertisements and rumbling in our stomachs while shopping - should protect us from what is harmful to the human body: all this chemistry, one would like to sum up. It is also worth adding: the fresher the better. Because how you need to "support" nature so that something that at home breaks down after a few or several days, bought from the store, could lie for weeks or even months, you can find out without even being a nutrition technologist.
A healthy balance
The healthiest diet (in general, every person is different), i.e. a well-balanced diet, is one in which approx. 50-60% of energy comes from carbohydrates, 20% from protein, and the rest from fats. Sugar? For the proper functioning of the muscles and the brain, we only need 40 grams (yes, grams), which is about five teaspoons of pure sugar. It is healthier to eat more often, but less, i.e. 5-6 meals, preferably at fixed times. Diabetics especially should stick to this regime.
Gluten has sparked much controversy in nutritional discussions in recent years. Although in Poland only about 1% of the population suffers from celiac disease, the consumption of gluten is discouraged more and more often, but… exaggeration the other way harms no less than excess gluten. It has been proven in American studies that the lack of gluten reduces the level of dietary fiber, which in turn inhibits the absorption of glucose, and thus lowers its concentration in the blood. Therefore, it is worth ensuring that the body is provided with the right amount of healthy fiber.
If you reach for gluten-free products, it is better not to buy highly processed ones, as they are also harmful. It is best to choose foods with a lower glycemic index, such as buckwheat and buckwheat, chickpeas, quinoa, oats, brown rice, almonds or nuts, as opposed to white rice, corn, starch and potato flour, which have a high glycemic index.
If, as a diabetic, you must follow any of the elimination diets, you probably do it under the supervision of a doctor and / or dietitian. Take a look at our store, maybe you will find products suitable for you. When selecting the assortment, we thought about the different nutritional needs of diabetics.
Sweet and no sugar!
After the movie "All That Sugar," not only diabetics began to look for products that really do not contain sugar. And rightly so. But each of us, whether healthy or sick, needs minimal sweetness in our diet (the equivalent of the above-mentioned five teaspoons of sugar). And it's not just about cravings and an exceptional love of sweets.
So if sugar, what form? When reading the labels (as above), choose products that are sweetened (if they have to!) With natural sugar substitutes. It is, for example, stevia, known as the honey or malt herb. Interestingly - it is 300 times sweeter than sugar, and yet it has only recently been used on a larger scale in Europe!
Another natural substitute is xylitol, i.e. birch sugar, which contains 40% less calories than regular sugar. Erythritol has also been on the market for several years. It is a naturally occurring substance, e.g. in some fruits, wines, cheeses and beers, but is produced on a larger scale through the safe yeast fermentation of glycerin. Safe, sweetening substance - slightly less than sucrose, but non-caloric.
As befits a diabetic store, we offer a range of food products designed for people who must avoid sugar. Because it doesn't mean that your life doesn't have to be sweets! That is why we offer a large selection of cookies, chocolates, candies and other snacks - sweet, but without sucrose and many other harmful ingredients.