Eating food in it's natural form is ideal to optimise your health and workplace performance.
This includes foods that contain quality protein and good fat sources such as beef, lamb, poultry, pork, eggs and seafood.
Good energy foods that contain quality carbohydrates from natural sources include fruit (oranges, apples, berries, mangoes, pineapples etc), vegetables (Califlower, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, yams, sweet potatoes etc), manuka honey and water.
Look to minimise eating processed food that contains simple sugars, artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated and saturated fats. If you want to eat food containing sugar, get it from natural fruits, vegetables and natural honey.
The most challenging aspect of eating natural foods is planning, preparing and cooking the food.
This can be met by, purchasing enough containers to store your food to take to work, and most importantly spend some time on a Sunday afternoon or evening preparing your food for the working week. A little organisation can go a long way.
I realize there are times when there is a need to take supplements.
You may have difficulty on consuming large amounts of food, having something that is concentrated and can be consumed in smaller amounts and digested more efficiently is easier on the body.
Remember, not to fall into the trap of relying on nutritional supplements as your sole source of nutrition due to convenience.
Nutritional supplements are used to supplement a healthy eating plan.
If you are preparing food to be cooked and you live in a country that uses a different measuring system for weight and temperature, we have included links to metric conversions to help make life easier for you.
Click here if you wish to convert Ounces to Grams and vice-versa.
Click here if you wish to convert Degrees Fahrenheit to Degrees Celcius and vice-versa.