Time to value nutrition
I watched a fascinating Ted Talk video recently about the importance of sleep.
The presenter's conclusion was that the biggest problem is not people's lack of sleep, but simply that they don't value sleep enough. The conclusion was if people valued sleep and made it a priority, positive action would stem from there.
The same question can be asked about nutrition and what we are choosing to eat. As a society, do we value the importance of good nutrition and the food choices we are making each day?
One thing that has become abundantly clear in 2020 is the importance of health and immunity. Nutrition plays such a key role in health. After all, you are eating 3-5 times per day; 21-35 times per week. The choices you make have a big impact on how you look, how you feel and the strength of your immune system.
As a nutritionist, I value the power of food because in the past 10 years I've seen the health improvements that can come when people change how they eat.
My clients have been able to improve inflammatory skin conditions, reduce levels of cholesterol and inflammation and come off blood pressure medication. I have worked with type one and type two diabetics who have been able to drastically reduce their levels of medication.
People tell me that when they make better food choices they feel less bloated, have much more energy and feel so much more positive about life.
What is a good food choice? Real food. Eat as much fresh food as you possibly can, instead of packaged and processed food. Meals should be balanced, with portions of protein, healthy fat and carbohydrate included in every meal.