Healthy living is big news these days: sugar tax, “5 a-day”, obesity crisis, there is much more focus on healthy eating and what we can do to lead a long, productive and happy life.
Alfred Vogel perhaps foresaw this idea of wellbeing through diet when he created Vogel’s, a healthy bread brand. Alfred believed that the best quality of life could be achieved by eating a well balanced diet of wholesome and natural foods. He wanted to create bread with nutritious ingredients that provide important goodness in an easy, enjoyable way.
On creating his healthy bread brand, Alfred Vogel developed 7 guiding principles:
1. Eat slowly and chew well. Eat light meals in the evening.
It’s obvious of course but eating slowly and breaking down your food enable you to digest it more effectively, leaving you with more energy and less lethargy. So a good, healthy lunch followed by a small dinner is a great practice to follow.
2. Food should be healthy and well prepared
Take time and pride in preparing even the simplest toast or sandwich with your favourite healthy bread from Vogel’s. Try and choose nutritional toppings – such as a freshly mashed avocado – over unhealthy, processed food.
3. Go for a walk after meals
This is a great way to aid digestion and get some fresh air. And, of course, spend valuable time with family, friends and pets!
4. Eat in Moderation
Yes, you may buy a healthy bread loaf such as Vogel’s but if you eat the whole loaf in one day, you won’t be doing yourself any good. Eat little and often is the best way to keep your energy levels up and avoid cravings.
5. Live in harmony with nature
If you understand where the ingredients in your healthy bread are coming from and the nutritional benefits they have, you will enjoy it even more. Go online, find out about more our natural ingredients and the power of seeds and grains.
6. You are responsible for your wellbeing
Finding balance in everything you do in life, not just your diet, is essential for your wellbeing. At Vogel’s we bake healthy bread loaves but that doesn’t mean we’d ever advise against a scrummy bacon or sausage sandwich or an restoring afternoon nap over an afternoon stroll. Balance in everything you do is the key!
7. In all your striving let love be your guide. It is the greatest power in the universe.
Need we say more? The founder of our healthy bread brand knew what he was talking about!
To find out more about Alfred and the history of Vogel’s, click here.