Nutrition and DietNaturopathic diet therapy: what is it and benefits of naturopathic nutrition

Naturopathic diet therapy: what is it and benefits of naturopathic nutrition

Naturopathic diet therapy is the discipline applied by dietetics with naturopathic criteria. It offers health benefits, based on the most natural nutrition.

Naturopathic diet therapy is part of diet therapy itself, and is based on studying and applying dietetics under naturopathic criteria. As we well know, diet is considered one of the fundamental pillars in order to achieve and maintain good health.

However, today we are going to deal with a discipline that is responsible for studying and applying dietetics under naturopathic criteria: naturopathic diet therapy.

And it is that if the diet therapy itself (as we will see in a few days), is the application of the art of nutrition and dietetics to the different problems of eating, the naturopathic diet therapy tries to apply dietary norms under the naturopathic criteria.

What is naturopathic diet therapy and what is it based on?

As we indicated, the one known as naturopathic diet therapy, naturopathic nutrition or simply natural diet therapy, is one that applies nutritional and dietary standards, especially taking into account the naturopathic criteria.

For this, naturopathic diet therapy is based on the consumption of both organically and organically grown foods, especially those that do not contain pesticides, non-natural chemical fertilizers or additives (as well as those made with chemical additives, artificial sweeteners and preservatives).

The diet must be rich in fiber, since this reduces the risk of contracting diseases of the digestive system, and both bread and rice must be whole, since, in addition, they contain more vitamins and minerals than refined ones.

It should also be taken into account to try not to consume those foods that are canned, since as we indicated at the time, certain vitamins and active principles decrease.

The idea is to be able to get all the benefits of many foods, so that these have to be ingested, whenever possible, raw; since in this way they better preserve their properties.

The benefits of naturopathic nutrition:

There is no doubt that following a naturopathic diet, diet or nutrition provides many health benefits, thanks to the fact that it is precisely a type of diet based, above all, on the consumption of foods of plant and natural origin, ecological and biological. And what are those benefits?

  • Helps prevent cardiovascular diseases:  Many scientific studies have confirmed that following a diet based on the consumption of foods such as fresh vegetables and vegetables, and also low in fats of animal origin, are an excellent prevention in diseases and pathologies such as high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure or diabetes.
  • Helps to take care of the heart:  By maintaining a rather low consumption of animal fats (especially rich in saturated fats), it is possible to maintain optimal levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which in the long run translates into maintaining good health cardiac.
  • Helps to follow a healthier lifestyle:  It is clear that following a naturopathic diet is synonymous with good health. What’s more, it has been found, thanks to different scientific studies, that those who follow a natural diet (vegan or vegetarian) tend to take more care of their lifestyle; which in turn includes, for example, the practice of physical exercise and avoiding not so healthy habits such as the consumption of alcohol or tobacco.

The main keys to a naturopathic diet:

Although we have already briefly commented on some of the fundamental aspects and keys of nutrition and naturopathic diet, we must recall below which are the most important criteria, especially if you also want to follow a more natural type of diet:

  • Organic or organic food: It is essential that the food consumed is of organic or biological origin. This means that, for its production or elaboration, no substances or elements of non-natural origin have been used. For example, in the case of vegetables, fruits and vegetables, they must come from organic farming, in which no type of fertilizer or non-natural substance has been used. On the other hand, both eggs and dairy products have had to be obtained in an ecological or biological way. It is important that the animals are free.
  • Raw food:  It is advisable to consume raw food whenever possible, over cooked food.  The main reason is that, during the cooking process, it is very common for certain compounds, substances and active ingredients to be lost.
  • Natural fermentation products:  As is the case with sauerkraut or kefir, they are essential.
  • Proteins and vegetable desires:  It is recommended to adopt a type of diet based especially on foods of vegetable origin, reducing the consumption of fats and animal proteins.

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