Real food is the key to a healthy diet. Lifestyle disease is increasing at an alarming rate, yet is it surprising given the amount of processed food we now eat in modern day society? One in three children are either obese or overweight by the time they leave primary school and the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the younger generations is prevalent. Nutritionist Heather Richards believes that the key to a healthy diet and a resulting reduction in the incidence of disease is quite simple - eat real food! In this episode of London Heal with Tatiana Kassessinoff PhD, Heather outlines what constitutes real food. Balancing blood sugar levels is vital for good health and eating a real food diet based on lean protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates - avoiding the pitfalls of simple sugars and starchy carbohydrates is actually quite easy. For a start, you don't need to navigate your way around food labels! Variety in the diet ensures a broad spectrum of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and phytonutrients, all of which are important for optimal health. Each nutrient has its own role to play in supporting health and the variety of colours within the diet is important - exactly why you often hear the phrase 'Eat the Rainbow'. Heather and Tatiana cover a wealth of information in this episode, including the microbiome, the importance of the quality of food and your choice of oils. Tune in to hear how you can easily start following a healthy diet.
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