Eating healthily is really quite simple. However, over time, I think it’s been complicated by marketing, what we want to eat, and government guidelines changing and evolving.
- Marketing - producers don't want to tell us the whole picture; they want us to buy their product.
- What we want to eat - what tastes great isn't always good for us.
- Government Guidelines - most studies seem to come out 5-10 years after they've been commissioned.
The government guidelines for an average adult are:
That’s fine, but it doesn’t translate very well into every day living, especially when you have little time, need food and have an empty stomach to satisfy. Not only that, but you have to pay really good attention to what the packaging says, as it’s not always straight forwards what is good and what isn’t good for you.
Over the next few days I'll be writing some helpful tips about healthy eating.