Healthy eating at La Casa de les Lletres

A healthy food is one free of ingredients that may lead to degenerative disease when consumed repeatedly, or which does not contain them in large quantities.

But do we really know what healthy eating is?

When it comes to defining what a healthy diet consists of, it may seem obvious to you. But we’d like to remind you about the most interesting, clearest ideas.

At La Casa de les Lletres Restaurant, we know what usually happens when we go out to eat. Obviously, we want to watch our diet so we try to choose healthy foods. But what at first may seem as straightforward as just looking at a restaurant menu in search of healthy food can become a complicated, tedious challenge.

And not to mention if you have little time to eat or you’re feeling hungry and you let yourself be carried away impulsively by the less healthy choices.

That’s why we want to share our spectacular cuisine with you, which revives the gastronomic traditions of the region and the old farming systems, even though it may seem rather a romantic approach.

The food we serve at the La Casa de les Lletres restaurant is seasonal and locally sourced (slow food).

In short, this means that it is consumed at its best, without having been transported thousands of kilometres to reach the table.

Generally speaking, we recommend the following:

Eat fresh produce in particular (fruit, vegetables, fish, white meat, eggs, legumes, whole grain cereals, dried fruit, seeds), less processed and as varied as possible.

Drink lots of water. It helps cleanse the body, facilitates intestinal transit and reduces the sensation of hunger.

Eat five servings of fruit and vegetables. You can do it like this:
The first piece of fruit at breakfast.
Mid-morning, another piece of fruit or natural fruit juice.
At lunchtime, a portion of vegetables (cooked or raw, as you prefer).
Another piece of fruit for an afternoon snack.
At supper, more vegetables (puréed, roasted, as a side dish, in a salad).

Consume whole grain cereals (oats, rye, spelt, quinoa...). Fibre and phytosterols help speed up intestinal transit and reduce cholesterol absorption.

Greens to cleanse the organism. Chards, spinach, cabbage and so on decongest the digestive system, protect the pancreas and liver, and are rich in calcium, iron and group B vitamins.

Don’t forget the legumes, a source of vegetable proteins and fibre. If you find them indigestible, eat them pureed. Combine them with vegetables and cereals to obtain nutritionally complete dishes.

Diuretic foods to promote the elimination of liquids. Asparagus, artichokes, pumpkin, cucumber, celery... There are hundreds of healthy recipes based on purees or panachés containing these vegetables.

Diuretic fruits. Pineapple, watermelon, papaya and melon will also help you to eliminate liquids.

Digestive infusions such as green tea. Green tea is antioxidant and purifying. It accelerates the metabolism and contributes flavonoids with high antioxidant power. Also try chamomile or horsetail, which help eliminate fluids and relieve gas.

Nuts and seeds. They contain vegetable proteins and healthy fats. Being filling and healthy, they make for an excellent addition to your meals.

Consume some kind of dairy product every day. They contain proteins and hydrates and protect your intestinal flora. Use skimmed milk if you want less fat or are on a diet.

Healthy food at the Café de la Casa dels Lletres, our restaurant.