National Nutrition Week is upon us and although it is important to be aware of good nutrition throughout the year, this is a great time to take stock.
I am often asked the question ‘What are the best foods to eat?’ My answer is that everyone is different and it depends on your current medical condition, goals, lifestyle, likes and dislikes. So, a food that is healthy for one person may not be suitable for another. Having said that, here are some general tips for healthy eating to set you on the right path:
1. Replace processed foods with fresh produce (organic if possible) 2. Eat 5-6 small meals per day (to regulate blood glucose) 3. Eat good quality complex carbohydrates (mostly from veges and fruit) 4. Include a variety of protein sources – red meat (3 times a week only), fish, organic chicken, legumes, eggs, tempeh, nuts 5. Include good fats – coconut oil, olive oil, hemp oil, avocado 6. Eat a variety of vegetables and fruit daily (eat a rainbow) 7. Limit grains to 1-2 serves daily (that’s all grains) 8. Reduce dairy foods and try other calcium foods like broccoli, kale, figs, avocado, oranges, sardines, salmon, legumes, almonds 9. Avoid salty and deep fried fatty foods 10. Avoid high sugar foods (sugar has zero nutritional value) 11. Avoid or reduce stimulants – alcohol, caffeinated drinks, energy drinks 12. Avoid artificial food additives & chemicals – try to eat foods that don’t need a complicated label, e.g. an apple) 13. Maintain water intake at 2 litres per day (extra if exercising)
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