What we eat can have a huge impact on how we feel.
Sometimes you just aren’t feeling yourself but don’t understand why. Here are some good points for a #happy&healthy lifestyle
- How much protein do I really need?
The requirement for the general population of adults sits at approx. 0.75g of protein per kilogram of bodyweight. If you are exercising you may need more (closer to 1.2g-1.7g per kg bodyweight). Read this blog for more details Protein myth buster blog
- Should I avoid gluten to be healthier?
If a person is not suffering from coeliac disease or non coeliac gluten sensitivity there is no evidence to suggest that this is a healthier food choice. Check out this blog for all the details Gluten free myths blog
- Should I avoid carbs to lose weight?
Well controlled research trials have shown that a low carbohydrate diet is not better for losing weight in comparison to high carb diets. See more here carbs make you fat myth buster blog
- Do I need to avoid all sugar? Even fruit?! Nope.
Fruit, veg and milk contain naturally occurring sugars while some foods contain added sugars. We should aim to decrease our intake of added sugars. Fruit etc contains other valuable nutrients such as fibre, vitamins and minerals and should not be avoided. Read more: Good4U Myth Busters Sugar
- What are the main nutrients I should be mindful of for a growing child?
Carbohydrates, protein, fat, calcium and iron. Have a read of this blog for more info on each individual nutrient: Top 5 nutrients for growing kids blog
- Are there any foods to help boost mood?
Yes. Different food groups have been linked to mood. Omega 3s, B vitamins, wholegrains and vitamin D specifically have been linked to mood. More info can be found here Mood food blog