60% of our diet should be carbohydrates, it provides our body with fast release energy. The best carbohydrate sources are pasta, rice, cereals and potatoes.
Excellent for controlling your weight by keeping you feeling ‘full’, fibre can’t be digested. Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that when metabolized, produces approximately four Calories per gram. Excellent sources of fibre include fruit, vegetables and wholegrain cereals
Fats provide slow energy, optimally a quarter of our diet should be from fats as they help provide slow energy for use throughout the day.
The best sources of fats are fish, soya, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and walnuts.
A lot of animal body structures are made up of protein, hair, skin, and muscles are all made up of protein. We only need 15% of our diet to be protein but it’s very important to consume at least that as it builds muscle and helps cell restoration.
Excellent sources of protein are beans, meat, eggs, soya, legumes, grains, and dairy products like cheese and milk meat, and fish.
Minerals play many different roles within the body, however the primary role is to help release energy from food. These Minerals include calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and sulphur.
Excellent minerals sources in food are kale, spinach, vegetables fruits and fish.
Vitamins are necessary to support good health. They make you less susceptible to disease and help you to maintain concentration.
They are usually found in fresh fruit and vegetables.
Water is essential for preventing dehydration and maintaining fluid levels within the body by flushing body waste in urine, forming saliva and lubricating joints. The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, so make sure to stay hydrated!
Tap water is generally fine however filtered water provides better purity.