Blog — #gar­den­fri­day and Bet­ter Food

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

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.

July 20, 2022

Why a healthy lifestyle and cli­mate pro­tec­tion go hand in hand

Ditch the car and hop on the bike or skip the meat dish in the cafe­te­ria? Both not only pro­tect the cli­mate, but also pre­vent chron­ic dis­eases: A clas­sic win-win situation.

July 13, 2022

Drink­ing: How much water does man need?

Water makes up about 60 per­cent of our body. To bal­ance our flu­id intake, we should drink a lot. But how much is enough? And why do dif­fer­ent con­di­tions apply to ath­letes, babies and seniors?

06 July 2022

Smart snack­ing

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.

June 29, 2022

Mid­night snack — Does eat­ing late real­ly make you fat?

Every­thing we eat late at night goes straight to our hips — every­one has prob­a­bly stum­bled over this state­ment at some point in their lives. But is it true? What role the tim­ing of our meals plays in digestion.

June 22, 2022

Is sug­ar addictive?

Peo­ple who love sweets usu­al­ly want more of them. Some peo­ple pol­ish off an entire bar of choco­late in one evening. Is that addic­tive behav­ior? And is it real­ly sug­ar that trig­gers this addic­tion? Experts are divid­ed on this.


#gar­den­fri­day contributions

Woodruff — star for the may punch

Small, light green and rather incon­spic­u­ous, woodruff grows in almost every decid­u­ous for­est. In spring, the herb is one of the first plants to sprout from the ground again after win­ter. Depending…

Goji berry — queen of superfoods

Goji berry is con­sid­ered a mir­a­cle fruit due to its many pos­i­tive prop­er­ties. Many mod­els swear by the berry, which comes from Chi­na, as a source of their beau­ty. In addi­tion, the small shriveled…

Rhubarb — quite sour

Is rhubarb a fruit or a veg­etable? In fact, due to its ori­gin, it is clas­si­fied as a veg­etable. How­ev­er, because of the way it is pre­pared, it is often mis­tak­en­ly clas­si­fied as a fruit. Quite fun­ny is…

Radic­chio — a real Italian

Although it has been known in our coun­try for only a few decades, radic­chio has been win­ning over south­ern Euro­peans since ancient times. For us, the leafy veg­etable is just anoth­er vari­ety of let­tuce. How­ev­er, can…

Aspara­gus — Noble and fine

Year after year, many gourmets enjoy the aspara­gus sea­son. The noble veg­etable is not only super ver­sa­tile in use, but at the same time trans­forms any dish into a delicacy.…

Spinach — Green and Fine

“Eat your spinach and you’ll be as strong as Pop­eye” — I’m sure many of us heard this phrase as a small child. Pop­eye is espe­cial­ly famous for…