It is certainly worthwhile maintaining a tradition, but why imprison yourself into it?
By changing our eating habits, we ultimately change our whole lives for the better.
We are becoming increasingly more open to the world, travelling, dining in restaurants, learning about other cultures, diverse flavours, cooking methods. We eat at restaurants, purchase cookbooks, search for recipes on the internet – everything is so much more available. At shops we can buy ingredients for the craziest dishes from the remotest four corners of the world, thousands of spices that give our dishes a distinguishing character. But alas, this is not everything. We are also becoming increasingly interested in contemporary diets that we hear and read more and more about. We yearn to be slim, but also to eat healthily, and we are searching for the right way in which to do this.
Unsurprisingly, food is an exceptionally popular affair, and the media use every opportunity to bombard us regularly with culinary topics. Everyone is aware that the daily diet should be well balanced, that you need to provide your body with the necessary nutrients and eat regularly. There are also recommendations that will turn on its head our traditional diet – a diet without wheat flour, dairy products or meat. But is it worth reaching for them?
My personal experience tells me that eating is a truly individual matter, there is no single good way of eating for everyone. Any diet really should be tailor-made, like a dress. We need to find our own key – and therefore unlock ones metabolic code. However, it is not always worth modifying. “Fashion fades, style remains”, Coco Chanel once said. This “style” are our daily eating habits. It is worth seeking it out, discovering what is best for us. You can read ten or more books about a gluten-free or lactose-free diet, a vegetarian or vegan diet and end up being dizzier and more confused than before. The most important thing, is to observe your body and gauge its response to specific products.
By consciously changing our eating habits to healthier ones, we are changing our whole life for the better, quite simply because healthy food puts us into a better frame of mind, it gives us the power to act and an energy that we can readily share with our loved ones. Above all else however, good food is tasty food that brings us joy. And that we should keep as the golden rule in our kitchen.
Culinary trainer, lover and propagator of healthy nutrition.