Does What I Eat Really Matter?
We have all heard the old adage “you are what you eat”. This saying has stood the test of time for a reason. Food is the fuel source that gives our bodies the energy it needs to think and function. Consuming quality ‘fuel’ such as a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients helps us perform, supports our health and makes us feel better.
Unfortunately, our busy modern lives have encroached on our nutrition. We have become increasingly reliant on fast, convenient, easily accessible food which has led to diets that are often low in fibre and high in fat, salt and sugar.
In the short term a poor diet can lead to stress and fatigue, however longer term it can led to more serious health issues such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes. In fact, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has said the biggest risk factors contributing to Australia’s disease burden come from diet.
Nutrition is easier than you think!
The best diet is one you can stick to! So drop the fad diets and aim for lifestyle changes you can enjoy and maintain.
To keep things as simple as possible, here are two easy places to start:
- Ensure you consume a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients by eating a range of different coloured vegetables.
Vegetables get their colour from their unique disease fighting chemicals called phytochemicals, so give your body a good boost with a mix of red, green, purple, orange and brown veggies.
- Limit sugary, fatty and salty food and drinks.
Let me guess, these diet tips aren’t news to you right? Well, you are not alone. Research has shown that it is not a lack of information or knowledge about healthy foods that is the biggest roadblock to making healthier life choices. Often it is the logistics of implementing healthier food choices that gets in our way. We are all really busy right!
Now you can have your health and fast food too!
Growing interest in fast healthy food has led to a number of businesses meeting the demand. Look no further than Gecko Vending with our healthy fresh food vending machine options. We offer a range of delicious, nutritious meals through our partnership with Australia’s fresh meal company Youfoodz, as well as a range of healthy snack options such as protein bars, nuts, fruit salads and yoghurts.
Gecko Vending services South-East Queensland from the Sunshine Coast, through to Brisbane and south to the Gold Coast. Machine placement and upkeep is free with no lock-in contracts. For a free appraisal of a tailored solution contact the Gecko Vending team on 0417 779 562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.