On this page you will find all contributions to the #gardenfriday and the topic of better food. The #gardenfriday was a one-year project with the AOK in which we presented you every week a current vegetable, fruit or spice of the season. The Better Food section will replace the #gardenfriday. In the future we will present you articles of the AOK, which should help you to eat better and healthier, so that you are fitter and motivated during your studies.
AOK — Contributions for a better and healthier diet
March 22 2023
Healthy fast food — delicious alternatives to the classics
Fast food tends to have a bad reputation, and for good reason: the food is often too high in sugar, salt and fat. These ingredients can promote an unhealthy diet and are therefore a cause for concern. Nevertheless, there are some tricks you can use to make popular fast food dishes healthy and balanced, too.
March 15 2023
No time to cook? Tips for quick healthy dishes
Healthy eating is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but it can be difficult to stick to a healthy diet consistently, especially when you have little time. Many people believe that eating healthy requires a lot of time and energy, and therefore can be considered a full-time job. Fortunately, however, this is not the case.
March 08 2023
Superfoods: What’s behind them and how healthy they really are
Superfoods, such as goji berries, açaí, spirulina and wheatgrass, are enjoying continued popularity in the diet. They are said to offer a variety of health benefits and keep the body fit. But is this promise really realistic and sustainable? And aren’t there homegrown alternatives that are just as healthy and nutrient-rich?
15 Feb. 2023
Alternative to sugar — Is stevia unhealthy or safe?
For many people, a healthy diet starts with avoiding sugar. Sugar not only contains many calories, but also promotes the development of caries and has an unfavorable effect on blood sugar levels. So it’s no wonder that alternative sweeteners such as stevia or xylitol are becoming increasingly popular. However, sugar alternatives should also be used with caution, because they also have some disadvantages.
08 Feb 2023
Healthy snacks for the small hunger
The German Nutrition Society recommends three solid meals without snacks in between. However, it is not always possible to implement this in everyday life, because when the small hunger becomes a big one, many people like to reach for unhealthy snacks. But this does not have to be the case. In such cases, healthy snacks should be the better choice to promote our health, quality of life and performance. With the right shopping list, healthy snacks can also be on hand at all times and are just as delicious as candy bars, cookies and the like.
01 Feb 2023
Eating healthy despite little money — this is how it works
A healthy diet is the key to a healthy life. But for many, it’s hard to eat a balanced diet on a limited budget. Fortunately, there are ways to plan a nutritious diet on a limited budget. With a little knowledge and organization, it is possible to eat healthy without breaking the budget.
Jan 25 2023
Anti-inflammatory foods — counteract inflammation with vegetables and fruits
Nutrition has a great influence on our well-being and health. It is important for our health to prevent chronic inflammation in the body, which often develops insidiously and remains unnoticed for a long time. Here you can learn which foods help against inflammation and thus prevent diseases.
Dec. 14, 2022
Medicinal plants as natural home remedies
It feels so good to hold your cold nose over a steaming cup of tea with medicinal herbs and warm your hands. Especially for colds, local herbs work wonders. This article tells you what you need to know to use them to alleviate your symptoms.
Dec 07, 2022
Studies prove — Cooking yourself is healthier
People who cook for themselves eat healthier. That’s what researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore found in a study. But what does a home-cooked, wholesome meal look like? And what tricks are there for singles and families when there is little time to cook?
Nov. 30, 2022
Vitamin C — How much do we need?
Vitamin C is by far the best known vitamin. It is contained in numerous foods and we can do a lot ourselves to keep our vitamin levels at just the right level. However, our need increases during special physical stress. In this article, you will learn how you can prepare yourself to provide your body with the best possible supply and what else you should know about vitamin C.
Nov. 23, 2022
Vitamins in winter — regional superfoods for your immune system
In the cold winter months, good defenses are especially important. Vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables help your body stay fit and healthy. You don’t have to resort to exotic fruits for this, because there are just as many tasty vitamin bombs in this country.
Nov. 16, 2022
7 healthy breakfast ideas
To start the day with full power, a healthy breakfast is essential. Whether fresh fruit, a whole-grain sandwich or homemade muesli — read how important a balanced breakfast is and what ideas are available to be supplied with essential vitamins and minerals every day.
Nov 09, 2022
Vegan diet — These are the pros and cons
Vegan nutrition means abstaining from meat and fish as well as all animal products, i.e. dairy products, eggs and honey, among others. Even though grain products, fruits and vegetables are considered very healthy foods, critics warn of deficiency symptoms. Is living vegan healthy?
Nov 02, 2022
Vegetarian diet — how healthy is it?
There are numerous reasons that speak for a vegetarian diet. Many vegetarians are concerned about the welfare of animals or the protection of the climate, others do without fish, meat and poultry for their health. What are the actual benefits of this type of diet? Is a deficiency of certain nutrients likely?
Oct. 26, 2022
Ordering food online: practical or superfluous?
It is a convenient alternative for those who have little time: simply order the groceries online. No long queues, nothing heavy to carry — just a few clicks and you can have milk, vegetables, cheese and other groceries delivered. What you should know about ordering groceries online.
Oct. 12, 2022
Alcohol and sport: Why this is not a good combination
Alcohol is taboo before important games and competitions. However, many athletes are unaware that even a few beers can reduce training success. Alcohol not only inhibits muscle growth, it also prevents fat loss, makes you tired and reduces your ability to react. In the worst case, this can lead to injuries.
28 Sept. 2022
Misconceptions and myths about alcohol in the fact check
Can women really tolerate less alcohol than men and does a counter beer help against the hangover afterwards? Many popular sayings have become established around the subject of alcohol. But by no means all of them are true. Find out which ones can live up to their reputation and which ones are just booze ideas in the AOK fact check.
July 27, 2022
How healthy is our water?
One hundred and twenty-five liters — that’s how much drinking water was consumed per inhabitant in Germany in 2019. But can you actually drink the water from the tap without hesitation? Isn’t store-bought mineral water better? Find out here about the quality of our drinking water and how healthy it is.
06 July 2022
Whether at work or at school, people who feel ravenous reach for croissants and chocolate bars more often than apples. As a result, a not insignificant portion of energy intake comes from the consumption of unhealthy snacks. The problem is that these are available almost everywhere. Unhealthy because they are often particularly high in calories and their nutritional value is low. Reason enough, therefore, to prepare for cravings and have wholesome, healthy and tasty snacks on hand in the future.