It's the first meal of the day after not eating for a long time: breakfast. It is even said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Is that so? And what should you do if you're not much of an eater in the morning?
Fats are out of the question in many diets, but is this right? It has a lot of functionalities and is therefore certainly indispensable: fat is a source of energy, vitamins A, D, E, essential fatty acids and provides an insulating layer1. In addition, fats have an essential function in the body, as they are the building blocks of hormones. Putting this product group aside as 'malicious' is therefore not at all justified2.
The Netherlands is the country where we have lunch with a 'bammetje' and in the evening eat an 'AGV-tje', or potatoes, vegetables and meat. You would say that this would easily get us the recommended daily amount of fiber. But nothing could be further from the truth.. The Dutch eat too little dietary fiber while these are essential for, among other things, proper functioning of the digestive system1. Time to take a closer look at this special category of macronutrients.
Proteins, also known as proteins, are the panacea for one and the other sees it as a big trend led by the overload of marketing. Nowadays you are inundated with protein bars, shakes, and other information about protein. These products and information often emphasize increasing protein intake. But is this information correct, where did it come from and should you do something with it?