The first month of winter has already come and gone. Hopefully you have survived without the winter blues. Our diet can help keep our immune system in good order so here are some tips to keep you well for the next few winter months.
Winter can be a time of less variety in the diet. There are fewer fruit and vegetables in season, the power houses of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that our immune system thrives on.
How can we increase the variety?
We spend a lot of our waking hours at work, eating one or more meals and snacks there, often five or more days a week. The foods chosen to eat in this time therefore have substantial impact on our health. Wouldn’t it be great to encourage and elite eating workplace culture, after all who doesn’t want to be elite?
Quark yoghurt- what is it?
I first ate quark when holidaying in Germany last December and loved it's creamy, thick texture and mild flavour. I found it was served in bowls on the breakfast buffet like we would find natural yoghurt. I was excited to find it in the supermarket in Australia.
Quark is a combination of cheese and yoghurt cultures, so we call it yoghurt, but it is something in between. It involves a Swedish style fermentation process,...
WHAT DOES COMPLETING YEAR 12 AND A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE HAVE IN COMMON? NUTRITION TIPS TO PERFORM AT YOUR BEST TO THE END.
It is my debut year as a parent of a VCE student and my advice to my son from the start has been that this is like training for a sporting event with finals time being exam time….. that first week of November. As a sports dietitian working with professional athletes in the AFL, I can see lots of similarities with completing year 12.
As an athlete, your focus is on improving your physical skills to perform at your best during a game. For a student, skill development is gaining knowledge to perform at your best on assessments. I have a few nutrition tips that might come in handy.
It’s winter and soup is on my menu. Today for lunch I chose soup, despite the many other choices on the café menu and I am pumping it out of the kitchen at home. What makes soup so attractive in winter and why is good for us?
Food is more than just the nutrients we eat, it creates feelings and emotions
Will the lunch you chow down today provide you with the nutrients your body desires to keep it going for the afternoon, for when you get home and for general health and wellbeing?
Let’s make it a highlight of the day rather than something that is a chore to squash in? It doesn’t have to take a lot of effort or time, but will take some.
1. Plan Ahead
A key to successful events is planning and lunch is no different.
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