What is good food? Is that healthy for your body, very tasty or good for our planet? We think it's all important.
We are convinced that what you eat counts: fresh, natural ingredients bursting with nutrients contribute to our good health. Think juicy apples and pears, crips fresh lettuces and nutrient-dense chickpeas, just to name a few. These ingredients are gathered directly from nature and require little modiﬁ cation before making it to the table. When we talk about healthy food, we mean raw products that contain many healthy nutrients, both macronutrients and micronutrients.
You don’t change a diet in a day. We don't believe in temporary crash diets that cannot be sustained in the long term. We do believe in the sustainable change of your diet. Enjoying real food is the base point.
We would like to let you experience how you can eat healthy and delicious!
"Our vision of a healthy diet: eat more plant-based foods, fresh and varied, choose whole grain, eat fewer animal-based foods and minimise processed food".
We start with water and that’s for a good reason. Our bodies are 70% water. Your body needs 1.5 to 2 litres of fluids a day. The best thirst-quencher is water. Want more variety? Add fresh fruit or raw vegetables. Or have a cup of coffee or tea, without sugar or sweetener of course. No juices and sodas. They mainly provide your body with sugar
The biggest step towards a healthy diet is made by eating plant-based foods. Mainly by eating more vegetables. Those have a positive effect on your health. Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils are part of a healthy diet.
Eat 300 grams of vegetables a day because that is what’s best for your body. On average, we only eat 127 grams of vegetables a day. Trade in your good old sandwich at lunch for a salad, and make vegetables the stars of your dinner, and you’ll be able to get those 300 grams a day. Go for as much variety as you can. That’s how you get different nutrients in your body. How often do you catch yourself eating the same for each breakfast and lunch? Variety is key.
Dairy, eggs, meat and fish are good for you, but you need less of them than you think. Always choose the unprocessed option: rather a fresh salmon than steak tartar sandwich. Small portions are enough. Fill your plate with vegetables first, and then add some animal-based foods in moderation.
Choose full milk, yogurt and butter. Sounds wrong doesn’t it? Fat deserves a better image. Dairy products contain good fats that our bodies need. It is like this: milk naturally contains fat. For semi-skimmed milk and skimmed milk, the fat is removed. Full-cream milk, curd and yoghurt contain more milk fat. In terms of fat content, these are most similar to the unprocessed variety. That’s why we prefer to go for full-cream dairy. The benefits? You’re sure to feel full for longer, it contains more nutrients and has more flavour. Keep in mind: these are also animal products, so small portions are enough.
We believe in the preventive power of unprocessed food and how food can contribute to your well-being. We select products that have lost as few nutrients as possible through conservation or treatment during harvesting or processing. Fresh and unprocessed, in other words. White bread, cake, alcohol, crisps, meat or soda: everyone gets tempted sometimes. Because of the processing, the food loses many of its important nutrients or substances such as sugar, salt, fragrances, colourants and flavourings are added. These treats have either no effect or an adverse effect on your health, so eat as few of them as possible. It's okay to have them now and then.
Choose natural and unprocessed flavour enhancers such as fresh herbs and spices in your cooking. You will need to add much less salt than in processed foods. Choose cooking techniques that best retain the food's nutritional value, such as steaming, poaching, boiling, stir-frying, sautéeing and stewing. These techniques keep temperatures low (up to 120 °C) and require little oils or fats. In some cases, you can also use natural replacements for sugars, such as cooking fruit along in your dish. Give it a try!
Whole grains contain lots of fiber. Fiber not only aids digestion, it also helps us to feel satisfied after a meal. Eating whole grains also contribute to minimizing the risk of heart and vascular discease, diabetes type 2 and intestinal cancer. Not only whole grain bread, rice and breakfast cereals contain ﬁber, fresh fruits, vegetables, potatoes, pulses and nuts do too. Because there are many different types of ﬁber, each with own beneﬁts, it’s important to eat from many types of food groups. Choose whole grains as often as possible.