Tips for making the most of VitaPlate:
- Choose variation! Buy something new and try a new recipe every now and then. In this way, you support various farmers and promote agricultural biodiversity.
- Use fresh, natural and pure products as much as possible.
- Choose organic if you can.
- Choose mainly plant-based food.
- Limit your salt use to 6 grams a day. Rather use herbs and spices, as much as you like.
- Is some part of VitaPlate missing in your meal? Have it as a snack! A handful of nuts, a wholemeal sandwich or a piece of fruit are great snacks.
Vita Life Style Tips:
- Drink 1.5 to 2 liters per day. Water is the best beverage there is!
- You can drink tea and coffee, but limit your total of cafeinated drinks tot 4. When you drink coffee, filtered coffee is the best option.
- Alcohol is best avoided completely. Drink 1 glass a day at most.
- You can indulge in unhealthy food, but do it consciously. Limit it to 25 grams of added sugar (and other sweeteners) and 6 grams of salt per day at most. Preferably choose sweets that contribute to your health (like dark chocolate or fruit).
- Exercise for half an hour at least, every day
- Exercise more intensely at least twice a week (raising your hart beat and breathing frequency)
- If you follow a vegan diet (or lack specific nutrients for other reasons), take supplements like B12