Nutrition Facts, Your Guide To Healthy Eating

Nutrition facts and healthy eating plans don’t need to be complicated. Or daunting. Once you understand the basics of good nutrition, looking good and feeling well is not out of reach!

You see there is a big difference between food and nutrition. Food is basically anything we can eat. Raw. Cooked. Packaged. Processed. Organic. You name it, food comes in many different forms. So why is this different to nutrition?

Nutrition is the value we get out of the food. Nutritious foods will provide nutriment to support our bodies, helping growth, replacing loss and providing energy so as to perform at their peak. These wholesome foods offer combinations of proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates, fibre and good fats. (Yes, good fats do exist!). Food that is not nutritious will fill simply fill tummies to reduce hunger.

So how do I know which foods are healthy and which foods are just fillers?

I will give you simple tips, and also some facts and figures on different types of foods. Most of the information is suitable for everybody, although some of it is specific to particular populations (i.e. pregnant women, or athletes etc.)

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