We hear the term ‘balanced diet’ all the time-but what does it really mean?
Unhealthy diet fads that come and go with little to no evidence based research and results are a constant part of our life-magazines, celebrities, Instagram pages… they are everywhere!
A balanced diet is however a healthy, reliable way to get all your vitamins, proteins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and more when you eat, keeping your mind and body strong and at their best. Eating a wide variety and range of vegetables, fruits, legumes, proteins (from different sources like meat, fish, poultry, eggs), healthy fats and ALWAYS including some carbohydrates is key to eating well, and this comes with many benefits:
- Fighting off diseases (a strong immune system being fed with all the right nutrients is sure to keep that yearly cold away)
- Having more energy (eating this way will help stabilise your blood sugar levels and keep your energies up for longer, without spikes of tiredness!)
- Better sleep (nobody likes those sleepless nights where it takes hours to get to sleep and then even waking up several times throughout the night, so this is definitely a plus in our books)
- Helping to stabilise weight (no more ups and downs that come from strict, restrictive diet plans that set you up for failure, keep yourself balanced and always feeling your best)