Lifestyle & Nutrition

Dietary Advice can be a minefield; clever marketing campaigns, food scares and complicated food labels just create confusion. Eating a balanced diet makes sense, but what is that exactly? A balanced diet for someone trying to lose weight will be different from that of a marathon runner. No single food delivers all the nutrients the body needs to stay healthy. A good diet should include a variety of foods from all major food groups. ‘Everything in moderation’ as my French grandmother (98 years old or young) says…

Top Daily Diet Tips

Take one heaped tablespoon of ground seeds, vegetables or one tablespoon of cold pressed  oil.
Eat two servings of beans, lentils, quinoa, tofu (soya) or seeds vegetables.
Eat three pieces of fresh fruit such as apples, pears, bananas, berries, melon or citrus fruit
Eat four servings of whole grains such as brown rice, millet, rye, oats, whole wheat, corn, quinoa as cereal, breads and pasta.
Eat five servings of dark green leafy and root vegetables such as watercress, broccoli, spinach, green beans, peas, peppers, carrots and sweet potatoes.
Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water if you’re not very active and 10 to 12 glasses if you are.
Eat whole, raw, organic food as often as possible.
Supplement your diet with a high strength mineral, multivitamins and 1000 mg of vitamin C a day.
Avoid fried, browned and burnt food. Also, hydrogenated fats, palm oil, vegetable oil and animal fats should be kept to a minimum.
Avoid sugar as much as possible, as well as white, refined or processed foods with chemical additives. Minimise your intake of alcohol, coffee and tea. Ensure you have no more than one unit of alcohol a day (e.g. one glass of wine, ½ pint of beer or lager, etc…).