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Healthy nutrition: How to relieve your metabolism
A healthy metabolism helps you lose weight and can also prevent diseases. You should exercise enough to boost your metabolism. In this context, however, nutrition is particularly important.
To stay away from sweets and meat goes beyond Lent - without having to forego the goodies forever. Because it often helps to leave them out once a week.
You can eat your fill
Saturated fatty acids, animal proteins, various artificial food additives: Most people consume too many things every day that make their metabolism unnecessarily work. And it is not always possible to prevent or prevent this through a fundamental change in diet.
Fasting expert Rainer Matejka then advises at least one relief day per week. There isn't necessarily less to eat that day.
"You can still eat your fill," explains the chief physician of the Malteser Klinik in Bad Brückenau. However, there is only rice, potatoes or vegetables, plus water or herbal tea - and nothing else.
Those who can tolerate it can also have a fruit day instead of the potato day, but this is not advisable for everyone. "It becomes difficult with inflammatory bowel diseases or an irritable bowel," says Matejka.
Prevent serious illnesses
Those who prefer the unified diet can refine it with high-quality fat, i.e. linseed oil with the potatoes or walnut oil with the vegetables.
Above all, however, it is important to omit the other standard nutrition and to do without sausage and cheese, meat and sweets.
This gives the metabolism the opportunity to work off the mountain of difficult-to-digest ingredients. And if there is enough fluid, the kidney can excrete undesirable things on this day.
"The vernacular speaks of deacidification, which is actually not entirely wrong," says Matejka.
Not only metabolism and body weight benefit from this relief. Ideally, this can also prevent serious diseases such as fatty liver, high blood pressure or diabetes. The body also receives valuable plant and mineral substances from potatoes and the like. (ad; source: dpa / tmn)