How is your energy?

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Food is the fuel of your body. Do yourself a favour and be selective about what you eat.

The essential things your food should provide

The most important thing: nutrients for optimal functioning, body regeneration and your satisfaction

Vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats are all necessary to keep your body functioning at an optimal level. You need to feed your body with a variety of foods, especially colourful and crunchy vegetables and lean protein.

You should avoid nutrient deficiencies, which will lead to hunger and cravings. Unhealthy food choices will always lead to weight gain, reduced immunity and fatigue. On the contrary, a dense nutrient diet will keep you satisfied and make you feel good and full of energy.

Calories for energy

This seems obvious. Most people have no problem getting enough calories. Always adjust your calorie intake according to your activity level.

Fibre for digestive health

Eat more fibre. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fibre is so healthy? Dietary fibre - found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes - is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But foods containing fibre can also have other health benefits, such as helping to maintain a healthy weight and reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer.

Real food free of toxins

Processed foods are full of additives and chemicals that your body doesn't need. The cumulative effect of these is harmful to your health. Trans fats, refined sugar, preservatives, colours, flavours, etc. are all part of processed foods, so don't eat them when preparing and eating real food - no barcodes are allowed!

Taste and flavour

Eat healthy foods that you enjoy. Don't stop because of the idea that healthy foods are not tasty. Try different foods. If you don't like them, you won't stick to them.

So do your meals provide the energy sources your body needs? Do you have a varied diet with a variety of micro-nutrients? Think about the rainbow and try to eat lots of fruits and vegetables of all colours. Never follow a restrictive diet to try to lose weight. By eating a healthy diet, you will get rid of your excess weight, which is a pleasant side effect.

Use this list as a guide and think about the changes you could make to improve your nutrition.

When you eat properly, you are more efficient, more resilient and feel good.