What you eat is not just a source of nutrition, it is actually an on-going preventative medicine that can help reduce risks of obesity, vascular problems , Type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Eating a diet rich in a variety of healthy foods can aid in conquering the challenges of modern life.
Nutrition is not just about what you eat, it’s also about how much and how you eat, including how fast! Food fuels your body, nourishing the foundations of picture-perfect skin, hair and nails as well as replacing micro-nutrients lost through daily activities.
Whilst a cheat day here and there creates joy in your life there are some statements provided by the Ministry of Health to ensure the elements that enter your body are what is truly needed for personal performance;
Variety is the essence of life
Enjoy foods from all the categories - fruit & vegetables, proteins & legumes, grains & fibres, dairy or dairy alternatives.
Prepared with personality is best
Only you have your best interests at heart, preparing your own meals or eating meals based on whole ‘pronounceable’ ingredients ensures quality fuel and aids in a healthy weight.
H20 is the only way to go
Consider water as liquid gold and make it your first choice whenever you are parched, after all water makes up between 55-60% of the human body.
Indulge a little
Alcohol, sweets, carbonated drinks and fried treats aren’t premium fuels so don’t run your personal engine on these for long.
Invest in storage
Even the healthiest foods can be your worst enemy when stored incorrectly - store it right and it will last the night.
Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health