Good nutrition is an essential part of both mental and physical health. According to the World Health Organization, better nutrition is related to improved health at all ages, a lower risk of diseases, and longevity. Having good nutrition comes from eating a wide variety of foods and drinks to ensure your body gets enough vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients that it needs to function at its best.
If you feel confused by all the conflicting diet and nutrition advice out there, you’re not alone. But having good nutrition doesn’t have to be overly complicated. By using these simple tips, you can cut through the confusion and learn how incorporate good eating habits to ensure optimum health not only for your mind but for your body as well.
- Eat Oily Fish (such as Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines & Herring)
- Eat Whole Grains (such as Whole Grain Pasta, Brown Rice & Rolled oats)
- Eat a Rainbow (a variety of colourful Fruits & Vegetables. Aim for 5 portions a day)
- Eat your Greens (such a Kale, Spinach, Broccoli & Swiss Chard)
- Eat Healthy Fats (such as Avocado, Nuts, Olive Oil & Cheese)
- Eat Nuts & Seeds (such as Walnuts, Chia Seeds, Almonds & Flaxseed)
- Get Enough Fiber (Whole Grains, Fruits & Vegetables, Nuts & Seeds)
- Eat Beans and Pulses (such as Kidney Beans, Lentils & Chickpeas)
- Drink Water (Aim for at least 3.7 litres for men and 2.7 litres for women)
- Include Protein with every meal (such as Lean Meats, Eggs, Tofu & Beans)
- Support Gut Health with Priobotics (such as Kiefer, Yogurt, Miso & Sauerkraut)
- Use Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (Extra Virgin is the least processed and refined type of oil)
- Use Herbs & Spices (such as Ginger, Garlic, Cinnamon & Tumeric)
- Eat Real Foods (Replace processed food with real food whenever possible. Eating food that is as close as possible to the way nature made it can make a huge difference to your health.)