Nutrition for health
The foods we consume provide vital nutrients essential for the proper functioning of our body. A well-rounded nutritional approach not only supports overall health but also acts as a preventive measure against illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis.
Macro and micro
Nutritional balance is maintained by two important components - macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients, which include carbohydrates, protein, and fat, provide the necessary energy and building blocks for our body's functions. Micronutrients, on the other hand, are individual vitamins and minerals that play a vital role in various physiological processes.
By consuming a variety of foods rich in both macronutrients and micronutrients, we can ensure that our body functions optimally. Eating a diverse diet, rich in colourful fruits and vegetables as well as nuts, seeds, whole grains, pulses and animal or plant-based protein sources benefits everyone’s health and boosts their potential for a long, chronic disease-free life. The modern food environment makes this more difficult than it should be but we believe that you can prepare and eat affordable, delicious and nourishing meals with a combination of planning and simple home cooking. With these habits, you can build a healthy and sustainable dietary pattern for life.
We suggest you try to embrace a diverse diet rich in colourful fruits and vegetables for a thriving gut. Colorful plant foods, such as nuts, berries, seeds, vibrant fruits, extra virgin olive oil, and dark chocolate, offer not only fiber but also a wealth of polyphenols. microbiome. Elevate your gut health by incorporating plant-based foods into your weekly diet. Aim for a diverse array of different plants each week, include nuts, seeds, pulses, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Emphasize foods like garlic, onion, leeks, asparagus, and whole grains, which boast unique prebiotic fibers that support the flourishing of beneficial gut microbes. Experiment with fermented foods to enhance the microbial landscape of your gut. Integrate small daily servings of live yogurt, artisanal cheeses, kimchi, kombucha, kefir, and sauerkraut into your routine. Minimizing snacking and allowing an overnight fasting period. Respite enables your dietary system to recover and carry out their essential functions more efficiently.Avoid where possible ultra-processed foods, Ultra-processed foods, often high in sugars, unhealthy fats, and artificial sweeteners, do not provide optimal support for a healthy gut microbiome and may contribute to unfavorable shifts in gut microbial composition.
Nutritional strategies can be employed to help you address a range of different health and life goals
Help you get the most out of athletic training and performance
Achieve meaningful weight loss while preserving muscle mass by planning protein and calorie-controlled meals that you look forward to and enjoy
Help you mitigate the impact of the loss of reproductive hormones during the menopause transition by addressing symptoms and managing the increased risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and neurodegenerative disease
Help you build a healthy and diverse gut microbiome to strengthen your immune system and boost your mental well being
A healthy diet can be affordable, delicious and part of your journey for life. There is no single healthy or optimal diet for all - with personalised plans and guidance, we are committed to providing you with the knowledge and support you need to make positive changes in your life. Take the first step towards a balanced and nourishing lifestyle.