NCTV Episode 7
Continuing with the series of bitesize health tip videos which can be found here on my YouTube Channel, this episode, includes:-
- What is the best diet
- Healthy examples
- The associated health benefits
- How to implement changes
- Additional eating tips
If you’d prefer to read the content within, rather than watch the video, then feel free to read the transcript, as follows:-
Hello and welcome to NCTV Episode 7 and week 5 of Lockdown. On today’s “Corona Chronicles” we’ll be covering another vital element to your health and that is Nutrition.
In order to keep yourself in peak health you need to keep an awareness of your internal organs and systems.
Therefore, part of that is thinking what’s going to benefit everything from a cellular level to keep the immune system strong and that’s where what you put in to feed and fuel yourself matters.
Ultimately food is fuel so you should think less on what will temporarily satisfy the taste buds and more on what’s going to create the right conditions for a happier and healthier life, long term.
So what is the best diet? Firstly, one that you know you can stick to and secondly think of it less as a diet and more as healthy eating that will become your norm. The trouble with calling it a diet is that subconsciously this insinuates that it may just be a short-term thing that has an end point, where afterwards you may revert back to how you ate before.
An example of one of the world’s healthiest “diets” you can adopt is the Mediterranean one. This consists of an abundance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and olive oil. It favours fish and lean-poultry over red meat. As an added benefit, whilst consuming this, if you can imagine yourself on a warm summer’s day at a beach side taverna with the sun reflecting off the crystal-clear sea and nothing but a gentle breeze, the sound of crickets and the waves lapping up onto the shore then it may just be that much more enjoyable!
Anyway, if you stick essentially to a predominantly plant based, whole food, non-processed diet you can’t go too far wrong
Research suggests that there are many benefits to following these types of eating patterns such as weight loss, better control of blood glucose levels, reduced risk of depression and reduced inflammation in the body which then reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s and joint pains to name but a few things.
When altering your intake it may be easier to consider what you can ADD rather than subtract and you’ll come to realise that that biscuit, chocolate bar or packet of crisps is no longer necessary or conducive to your healthy eating lifestyle.
A few other tips to finish, if you are feeling peckish and need a snack then nuts, carrot or cucumber sticks can be great alternatives, also stick to fruit-based desserts and eat slowly, savouring every bite whilst in a calm and relaxed state to aid digestion. That last tip is what’s known as Mindful Eating which is a whooole n’other topic that we’ll no doubt cover in future.
Obviously I’ve only really scratched the surface of nutrition here, it’s a vast topic and there are those far more qualified than me on the matter but hopefully that’s given you a little “food for thought” and provided some good “takeaways” for “starters”.
That’s all from me, excuse the excessive use of speech marks and I hope you’ve enjoyed this “Bitesize” bit to help your health flourish. Bye bye.