Health is the Greatest Gift – Buddha

Very true!

I have always had an interest in health and nutrition. I am a great believer in looking after your health and also believe exercise should be something you do regularly and enjoy!

Age is just a number!

I am in my forties. I am still as active as I was when I was in my twenties! Young at heart.

In 2007, I attended a nutrition course. I eat a lot! Food is energy! The course was brilliant and I learnt a lot.

I have had The Nutrition for Life book for years. I would recommend the book to everyone (vegetarians, vegans and non-vegetarians) because…

1. For the Athletes, there’s really good information on how to cope with the extra demands.
2. If you want to become more fit and healthy, there’s a questionnaire you can fill in which will tell you about your current habits. From this, you will identify what changes you may want to make. Assess what you’re doing now before you make changes.
3. The different fat types are explained – know the difference between good fats and not so good!
4. There’s a really good diagram which illustrates how the body processes food.
5. There’s excellent information about the need for proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals.
6. There’s excellent information on what is in the food we eat, such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals.
7. There’s information on dairy products and choosing the right milk and cheese. This will be useful for vegans.
8. There’s information on how food can prevent diseases and medical conditions. Food as medicine – cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, etc.
9. There’s useful tips on how to buy food (smart shopping) you should eat (will comment about food waste in another blog post) and how to preserve food.
10. You will learn about how our needs changes at different stages in our life.
11. You will learn more about why we have to eat food and the importance of drinking water.

Whenever I hear people tell me they’re dieting or doing a particular diet to lose weight, my reaction is ‘what?’ Someone told me they were thinking of doing the cabbage diet. Say what! The book lists and describes the different diets. Hmmm…

What you eat depends on your budget and choices (shops, local, supermarkets, online, etc.) you have, where, when and how often you shop.

Positive attitude – I believe it is also about having the right mindset. And thank those lucky genes as well.

I would recommend the Nutrition for Life book as it will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

BOOK TITLE: Nutrition for Life by Lisa Hark PhD RD & Dr Darwin Deen
ISBN: 1-4053-0306-9
PUBLISHER: Dorling Kindersley – http://www.dk.com

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Company: Giving Time and Solutions Ltd
Company website: http://givingtimeandsolutions.com
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Date created: 6 September 2013 11.30am