Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. Hippocrates
Welcome to Eat Smart With Jana !
What is Smart Eating?
It is a way of cooking and eating which makes you feel good and which is powerful enough to fix many unpleasant diseases. As a nice side effect your body will find its optimum weight and keep it. It is a philosophy based on combining latest scientific discoveries, nutrition studies, old wisdoms of our ancestors, ancient empirical approaches as well as psychological aspects of eating or making a change. Smart eating is NO DIET, it is a LIFESTYLE.
There are 7 basic smart principles (click on each to learn more):
- (a bit of) protein is key
- add healthy fat
- carbs from whole grains
- plants as the basis
- hunger is an indicator
- eating technique matters
- drink water
Bad eating habits are responsible for 80% of existing health issues!
What are the health issues which can be caused by bad nutrition?
- Diabetes 2
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Skin problems (acne, eczema)
- Hair fall-out
- Repetitive inflammations (e.g. urinary bladder, respiratory diseases)
- Weak immunity
- Mental diseases (depressions)
- Constant tiredness
- Painful period
Why is it called Smart Eating?
Because one has to learn thinking about food, one has to become smart about it. Understanding how the body works, combining the food properly, planning the meals requires some effort. But I swear, every second of it pays off!
Under which category does smart eating fall? Figure out:
- natural and fresh ingredients
- possibly local and seasonal
- high quality meat, fish and eggs several times per week
- glutenfree only for celiatics, whole grains for everybody else
- high quality fat such as cold pressed oils, butter and ghi
- saying no to: sugar, refined (white) flower, refined oils and margarines
Even if I do myself eat some sorts of dairy produce (bio butter, self made kefir, sour cream, hard cheese) the recipes in this blog do not contain cow milk ingredients – firstly, a significant part of the population cannot digest them properly even without realizing it, secondly, their taste is really not missing in the recipes. Instead, I use cereal products and some recipes contain goat or sheep cheese.
Last but not least: I don’t have time to spend my life in the kitchen and perhaps you are the same. That is why I limit the active preparation time of a meal to maximum 20 minutes!