The polling institute Forsa conducted a representative survey of 1,000 federal citizens aged 14 and over in October 2015 on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). From the answers the BMEL Nutrition Report 2016 was born [1].
What do the Germans eat?

Germany loves pasta. Without any stipulation, respondents were asked to name three dishes they particularly like to eat. Spaghetti, Spätzle & Co. clearly secure first place in the race for the title of favourite German dish. Vegetable and potato dishes, fish dishes, salad, pizza and meat dishes (Figure 1) follow by a considerable distance. [1, 2] The high proportion of wheat products in the form of pasta or pizza is striking.

What then really ends up on the daily meal plan are, in order of frequency with 1,000 respondents, fruits and vegetables, dairy products such as yogurt, fresh milk or cheese, meat or sausage, sweets such as chocolate, gummy bears and biscuits, pasta, rice and Other cereal products, dietary supplements and soft drinks, such as lemonade (Figure 2) [2]. But beware with a rash interpretation. We often eat an apple or even a salad, but in terms of the quantity apples and lettuce are likely to weigh rather little in many. The number five of cereal products is already different. Although they are eaten less frequently, when they are eaten, it is probably in much larger quantities as a saturation supplement. Unfortunately, there is no information on this important point, both in the Nutrition Report [1] and in the related detailed data [2].

Especially after the consumption of cereal products, meat, sausage, and cheese, acids are produced, as Vormann [3] explained in detail in his book Acid-Base Balance. Here you can find the acidity or alkaline content of almost every food. Articles 4 and 5 also provide a brief overview of only the most important foods with the associated acidity or alkaline contents. The average Central European now consumes about 50 – 100 milliequivalents (AÄq) of acid in excess every day. To maintain the acid-base balance, the same amount would have to be excreted daily. The safest option is to balance the added acid best in the same meal or on the same day with basic food. It is recommended to combine vegetables, salad and fruit with the basic foods. Often, however, neutral or slightly acidic foods from the group of cereal products (e.g. pasta) are combined to form meat or fish as a side dish and there is not enough space left on the table for the alkaline carriers. Vormann recommends taking care daily to consume the same amount of acidity and alkaline as possible. This means a balance with 50 mÄq alkalies at the meal with 50 mÄq. In terms of quantity, this means that vegetables, lettuce and fruit is what the majority of the dish
should consist of. Since the acidity per serving is always higher than the alkaline content of a food, you have to adjust the quantities: To 100 g of meat, for example, 400 g of vegetables are ideal. [3]

We know, however, that many find it difficult to comply with the rules of a balanced diet. Germans ‘ preference for cereal products, but also for meat, sausage and cheese or acid-forming soft drinks is obvious. Resisting cravings is not easy. For those who want to balance their acid-base balance and at the same time reduce the excess pounds, applications with MORA ® offer a solution. MED-TRONIK GmbH offers a weight control program with the bioresonance devices MORA ® Nova and MORA ® Beauty, which helps to reduce cravings for problematic foods. It also promotes purification and provides vitalisation. The application is supplemented by a special nutrition program. For the
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Figure 1:

‘ What’s your favourite food? Please give me three dishes that you especially like to eat. “

Other dishes with a lower proportion neglected. 1000 respondents, data from [2]

  • Spaghetti, pasta, pasta 35% 35%
  • Vegetables, vegetable dishes (allg.) 18% 18%
  • Potatoes, potato dishes (allg.) 18% 18%
  • Fish, fish dishes (allg.) 16% 16%
  • Salad 15% 15%
  • Pizza 14% 14%
  • Meat, meat dishes (allg.) 11% 11%

Figure 2:

How often do you usually eat the following foods or drinks: Once or several times a day?

Other dishes with a lower proportion neglected. 1000 respondents, data from [2]

  • Fruits and vegetables 76% 76%
  • Dairy products such as yoghurt, fresh milk or cheese 69% 69%
  • Meat or sausage 34% 34%
  • Sweets such as chocolate, gummy bears, biscuits 22% 22%
  • Pasta, rice and other cereal products 16% 16%
  • Food supplements 11% 11%
  • Soft drinks such as cola or lemonade 11% 11%
1 forsa. Political and Social Research GmbH: BMEL Nutrition Report 2016: Germany as it eats, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, 2016.
http://www.bmel.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/Broschueren/Ernaehrungsreport2016.pdf?__blob=publicationFile (accessed March 29, 2016).
2 forsa. Political and Social Research GmbH: Germany as it eats: The BMEL Nutrition Report 2016-Table Band, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
http://www.foodwatch.org/uploads/media/BMEL_Ernaehrungsreport_2016_Tabellen.pdf (accessed April 7, 2016).
3 Vormann J: Acid-base balance: The compass for more vitality and well-being. GU body & soul health compasses. Munich, Gräfe & Unzer, 2016.
4 Remer T, Manz F: Potential renal acid load of foods and its influence on urine pH. J Am Diet Assoc 1995; 95:791 – 797.
5 IPEV food table. http://www.saeure-basen-forum.de/pdf/IPEV-Nahrungsmitteltabelle.pdf.