So, it’s that time of year when the weather is getting colder and our bodies are more susceptible to picking up colds and flu’s. Making sure we are eating healthy and that our body is getting the correct ‘fuel’ will certainly help fight off any of those nasty bugs.
Eating a healthy diet doesn’t have to be complicated. We all require a balance of protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals in our diets to sustain a healthy body. While it has been shown that some specific foods or nutrients have a beneficial effect on our mood, it’s our overall diet that is most important. The key to a healthy diet pattern should be to replace processed food with real food whenever it is possible.
To make it a little easier we have listed a good variety of the foods groups you should be including in your diet daily;
- Fruit (Apples, Oranges, Pears etc)
- Vegetables (Brocolli, Carrots, Parsnips etc)
- Wholegrain (Brown Bread)
- Lean protein (Turkey, Chicken)
- Nuts and Seeds (Almonds, Hazelnuts, Cashews)
- Heathy Fats (Avocado, Salmon)
- Dairy products (Low fat Milk, Yogurt)
Try as best to follow a diet that is low in salt and saturated fat and high in the above listed.
For more personalised advice on your diet, talk to one of our GP’s today.