Nutrition

OUR PHILOSOPY ON NUTRITION

Nutrition Pyramid Diagram

Fresh is Best!

Much of our health revolves around what we eat. Fresh is best. And if your grandmother wouldn’t have recognised it as food, it probably isn’t healthy!

 

Nutrition for Health

Much of our health revolves around what we eat. Diseases such as diabetes heart disease and cancer, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can all be prevented or improved with diet. If body weight is a problem, look at what foods you are eating that might be contributing to this. Start at the supermarket, and consider both quality and quantity. Fresh is best. And if your grandmother wouldn’t have recognised it as food, it probably isn’t healthy.

In General:

The main objective is BALANCE. It is important to have as much variety as possible and rotate through the types of foods rather than staying with any particular food all the time. Eating some foods together will help combine the amino acids to a more complete protein (eg grains+beans, grains+nuts, ) Green Vegetables should form the bulk of your food intake (up to 80%) each day.

Foods to avoid completely:
Read the labels of everything you buy to make sure you do not get products that contain these:

  • Sugar
  • Caffeine – a small amount (ie green tea) is beneficial
  • Alcohol
  • Animal Fat – if you eat meat, ensure you choose lean cuts. Meat should be eaten in moderation
  • preservatives
  • yeast
  • White flour – the less a grain is refined, the better it is for you
  • White rice – Choose lower GI foods such as brown rice, basamati or quinoa
  • Heated oils (ie deep frying)

I particularly like the regime promoted by Dr Joel Furman, for an all round heathy diet.

 

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