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Is nutrition important ...?

Food is essential to life. The food we consume provides our bodies with the energy, vitamins and minerals we require to grow well, function properly and live healthily. Many of us know this already, but perhaps we don’t appreciate that our nutritional intake goes much deeper than just providing the raw materials to fuel our bodies keeping it working like an efficient machine

Nutritional intake has strong influences on our mental health and psychological well-being as well as an even bigger impact on the environment we live in and those further afield. It helps us connect with friends, family and unites communities at social events and parties. Its influence is ever present throughout our lifespan. From affecting emotional, behavioural and physical development as we grow to preserving quality of life and preventing disease as we age

Nutrition is important

Sensible and balanced consumption of a variety of nutrient dense foods in the correct amounts and combinations is essential for optimal health and well-being. There are a whole range of benefits to consuming such a diet, including:

  • Weight management
  • Muscle growth and repair
  • Feeling energized!
  • Sports performance
  • Preventing diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, Stroke and certain Cancers
  • Improved immune system function
  • Improved health of the heart, bones and much more

Unfortunately, many of us are surrounded by an environment seemingly determined to stop us from achieving the healthy and balanced diet we strive for. Think about where you live and ask yourself how many pubs, take-aways and fast-food restaurants are there within 5 miles of you? Now ask yourself, how many fresh food markets, butchers, fish mongers or green grocers are there?

Now think about your local supermarket. How many aisles are dedicated only to processed foods like crisps, biscuits and fizzy drinks compared to nutrient dense healthy foods? Next time you spend the evening relaxing in front of the T.V. make a note of how many adverts for high fat, salt and calorie burgers you see within an hour

Prevention is far superior than a cure and so the sooner you can start eating towards a healthier life the better! It’s never too late to make that positive change in your life!  I recommend consulting your doctor before making any changes to your dietary intake.

We have lots more to discuss about nutrition! I have vlogs and more blogs, seminars, recipes and hints and tips that will curb your appetite to discover more about what you eat!  But if you just can't wait then feel free to drop me an email here 

Bon appetit!

Barney