While many people are always looking after their skin with moisturiser, wearing sunglasses to protect their eyes from the glare of the sun or spend hours at the hairdressers, more often than not they are neglecting the insides of their bodies. A poor diet can have a detrimental impact on health, with lethargy, depression, obesity and many other health issues all due to nutrition deficiency. From a young age, children have been taught about the Healthy Living Food Pyramid, which is a graph showing which foods to stay away from and which foods to eat most of. Nowadays, as adults we are too busy to pay attention to our body’s needs for healthy eating and nutrition. Whatever the reason, there are millions of Australians looking to shed those extra kilos, boost metabolism or get fit and be healthy both inside and out. The key to this is optimal nutrition and healthy eating, with a balance of cardiovascular exercise. With hundreds of different foods available and thousands more ways to combine them, make more positive choices when it comes to your diet by taking note of the following points.
Ensure you have a balanced serving of protein, carbohydrates and ‘good’ fats in each meal and snack. Following from the Healthy Living Food Pyramid, five servings of whole vegetables per day and two servings of whole fruit per day will ensure you receive proper nutrition. Opt for carbohydrates that are low glycaemic index and choose lean cuts of meat. Fish is also good to have twice a week. Where possible, choose organic or unprocessed foods. Most importantly, drink 2-3 litres of water (preferably filtered or purified| per day. Smoking, added sugar and salt and recreational drugs are not recommended, while a moderate consumption of alcohol is permitted. The ‘bad’ fats, known as saturated fats, are sometimes unavoidable in certain meals, but also try to keep this low. Chemically altered or highly refined foods are also not nutritional.
There is no ‘perfect diet’ out there that suits everyone, but the aforementioned guiding nutritional principles from Fitness Market should help you achieve a healthier lifestyle in regards to a food regime. Look forward to high levels of energy, long-term health, a sense of wellness, a strong ability to fight disease and many more benefits when you choose to eat healthy. Fitness Market also have a great range of fitness supplements and supplements perfect for building that fit and healthy body. For more information, contact Fitness Market today.