Food for Vitality
Food for vitality is more than just healthy
It is light, nutrient-rich, and includes fruits, vegetables, cereals, seeds, and nuts. The food is organic and, if possible, locally produced.
Terme Olimia strive to prepare such food properly and make it tasty at the same time. By eating such food, you get all the necessary nutrients and feel much better. We hope you will continue consuming it when you leave our spa and thus stay vital.
Vitality or Less Is More
An individual is vital if he or she is active, full of energy, healthy, and physically and mentally fit so as to perform most tasks even at an older age. Vitality thus includes much more than just health.
One of the most important conditions for vitality is the consumption of adequate food in adequate quantities. This signifies light (low in calories), nutrient-rich food, rather than heavy (high in calories), nutrient-poor food.
What is more, it is recommended to eliminate or at least limit the following ingredients from your menu:
- White wheat flour
- Flavour enhancers
- Refined vegetable oils
- Processed animal fats
- Industrially prepared thickeners and baking powder
- Processed sweet fruits
The studies, which have so far only been confirmed on animals, show that a limited consumption of nutrient-rich food is essential for vitality. The consumption of food that is a bit lower in calories than recommended therefore also has a positive effect on health and slows down ageing.
In other words, we would recommend that you (from time to time) eat less healthy food, but always finish your meal before you are full.
The Importance of Antioxidants
One of the very important characteristics of the food for vitality is that it contains substances with antioxidant functions. The most effective fat-soluble antioxidants are vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and carotenoids.
Vitamin E can be found in different oils (especially in germ oil), nuts and seeds, coenzyme Q10 in animal products, oranges, cauliflower and broccoli and carotenoids in carrots, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, apricots, and mangos.
The most important water-soluble antioxidants are vitamin C (citruses, rose hip, black currant, acerola) and phenolic compounds that can be found in different sorts of fruits, teas, coffee, wine, spices, and herbs.
Cooking à la Olimje
The food for vitality must be adequately prepared in order to maintain the best ratio between calories and nutrients. At Terme Olimia, the food prepared to specific recipes is marked with an apple symbol.
- Cooked or stewed in its own juices or with a small amount of added liquid
- Baked in the oven on a baking paper or coconut fat
- Cold-pressed oils are added at the end of cooking
- Seasoned with proper fresh or dry spices
It is very important that the food for vitality is fresh and full of flavour. After the meal, you will want to rest for a while, but you will be soon ready for new activities and challenges.
You can enjoy these kinds of meals at Terme Olimia, but it is recommended to cook in the same way at home as well.