Soy has been touted as a health food for many years. Unfortunately, there are potential negatives associated with high soy intake.
Nuts and seeds add vitamins, minerals, essential fats and protein to meals.
Macadamia, hemp and olive oils are all great options for healthy fats that can be added to meals.
Ghee, butter and coconut are very heat resistant and are the best options for cooking or baking.
When you cook with common seed oils like safflower, sunflower and canola, they may break down and become damaged…
Kumara and yams are first-choice carbs!
Don’t buy into the low-fat hype!
Even if you’re not vegetarian or vegan, you may tend to really ‘load up’ your plate with carb foods like rice.
General rule: avoid breakfast cereals.
Put more veggies on your plate!
‘White’ carbs like pasta, bread and potatoes, are staples for many…but a friend to the waistline for few!
Try rice, quinoa, millet or amaranth instead of barley, wheat, and rye.
If you’re trying to lose stubborn body fat, try ditching the grains!
Eating enough vegetables is one thing…making sure we eat them at enough meals is another!
Berry powders are another nutrient-dense option for smoothies and to add to healthy baking and cooking.
Eat at least two fist-sized servings of berries every day
Dr Eric Helms and Dr Cliff Harvey debate the relative merits of lower- or higher-carb diets for bodybuilding prep and for leaning up while retaining muscle.
Consider cutting fruit back to one or two servings a day
I was recently on the Roar Knowledge podcast with Alex Connor. Check out the cast where we chat about nutrition, performance, and how to *simply* get the most out of your nutrition.
A GREAT WAY TO get increased nutrient content into your diet is to eat a greater variety of coloured vegetables, fruits and berries.