We all have heard of the phrase ‘You are what you eat.’  But what exactly does this mean? 

The food we consume is directly responsible for our health and overall well-being. To ensure optimum health and body functions, we need to nourish our bodies with healthy nutrition.


What Is Healthy Nutrition..?

Healthy nutrition involves consuming a healthy diet which provides the body with essential nutrients for survival. These nutrients boost energy levels, improve mood and mental clarity, strengthen the immune system, aid in weight management and reduce chances of chronic illnesses.

Here are a few tips for a healthy diet;


v  Fill ¼ of the plate with whole grain foods e.g. brown rice, sorghum, millet, oats, barley. Whole grains are packed with fiber and possess high quantities of essential nutrients while being low on sugars, sodium and unhealthy fats.


v  Fill ½ of the plate with vegetables and fruits which contain vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fiber which aid in maintaining healthy weight and help you stay full for longer.


v  Fill ¼ of the plate with protein sources such as legumes, nuts, fish, eggs, poultry and lean red meat which provide a protein source for body building and repair. Aim to consume more plant based protein than animal based.


v  Use healthy oils that are higher in unsaturated fats; oils derived from olives, avocado, canola, corn, sunflower, peanuts, soy, and sesame and fish oil. Reduce use of saturated fats found in butter, coconut oil, palm oil and reduce consumption of fatty meats.


v  Water is the best source of hydration and is essential for all body functions. Aim for at least 8 glasses a day, and reduce on carbonated, sugary soft drinks.


v  Consume snacks in moderation instead of complete deprivation. Total deprivation leads to eventual overeating. Instead, aim for occasional indulgence of your favorite snacks in controlled proportions.