Fruit and vegetable intake
Everyone knows that it’s important to eat fruit and vegetables every day. Fresh fruit and veg contain vital vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These feed every cell in our bodies and help us to stay well and live well.
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Water intake and hydration
Without water humans will usually only survive 2 to 3 days. Water has many functions in the body including transporting nutrients, removing waste and regulating temperature. Dehydration, even at a mild level, can lead to headaches, fatigue and poor concentration.
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Processed food is any food that has been altered from its original form before it is available for us to eat. Some forms of processing, such as freezing or drying, are helpful as they retain nutrients, while others can contain many chemicals and additives, and alter the original food so much it is unrecognisable to our bodies. Overly processed foods can contribute to many health issues such as: obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and many more.
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Reading nutritional labels
To get a full grasp and control over what we are putting into our bodies it’s very important that we learn how to understand nutritional labels. In our Western society we are bombarded with highly processed foods and it is often quite surprising to learn what exactly we are putting into our bodies. Salt, sugar and fat are the three basics to fully understand as these can contribute to health problems such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
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Easy food swap ideasInformation on healthy eating can often be complicated and contradicting. Based on common eating habits, here are some quick and easy food swap suggestions that will improve your nutrient intake and help you on your journey to optimal energy.
Quick access to a simple factsheet on easy food swaps.