How to achieve Optimal Nutrition
I remember sitting in a nutrition lecture in my first semester of study and learning the 101 of food. We were asked to do a little exercise, which was to write down all the foods we had eaten that day and then count how many ingredients had comprised our daily diet. Needless to say, there were some pretty interesting results. You see at this point in time we were rookies. Eager to learn but hadn’t quite understood the ins and outs just yet. Our lecturer commented that in a day we would ultimately want to see about 30 different whole food ingredients in our diet to really optimize our nutrition. Most of us were lucky to hit 15 or 20. How things have changed.
Diversity and balance are two very important concepts in nutrition. Ultimately we want to eat all the colours of the (wholefoods) rainbow on a daily basis and create meals that offer a variety of nutrition in their ingredients. This is balance.
Diversity is what many struggle with. Let me paint the pictureÔÇªrise and eat fruit with yoghurt or eggs on toast, snack on a cracker or biscuit mid morning with a coffee, lunch might be tuna salad, the afternoon pick me up again a little something sweet, dinner take away or chicken and vegetables. Most days of the week this is how it is played. It sounds healthy and for the most part (with the exception of a few tweaks here and there) is, but eating the same thing for 4-5 days out of the week isn’t diversifying our choices in food.
Superfoods have been a key ingredient to improving, enhancing and diversifying the nutrition in my diet and many others. Just a sprinkle here and there of different superfoods can greatly increase the nutrition in your day. It’s as simple as that. Better still is being able to do it and have the nutrition thought and created for you, which is where Bioglan Boosters come in to play.
Bioglan Boosters are a wonderful blend of superfoods that are rich in antioxidants, proteins, omega-3, fibre, vitamins and minerals and can be added to any meal throughout the day. Let me introduce you to our new friends in the field and look at a few ways withÔÇª
Breakfast Booster Cacao + Coconut : is a delicious blend of coconut, sunflower kernels, chia seeds, cinnamon, brown flaxseed meal, quinoa grain, cacao powder and pumpkin seeds. Supercharge your nutrition with this Booster in:
- Berry, cacao, banana and other fruit smoothies
- Atop buckwheat and banana pancakes with a dollop of coconut cream
- Sprinkled over a lovely cacao avocado mousse with yoghurt and fresh berries for dessert
Breakfast Booster Goji + Strawberry : is a gorgeous blend of sunflower kernels, brown flaxseed meal, chia seeds, quinoa grain, pumpkin seeds, dried strawberries and dried goji berries. Enhance the start of your day and beyond with this Booster in:
- Muesli, porridge or raw granola with seasonal fruits and almond mylk
- Blended with mango, strawberries and mint then frozen for healthy icy pops
- Icing nourishing cupcakes for kids birthday celebrations
Meal Booster Cumin + Coriander : has the perfect blend of spices, seeds and vegetables such as coriander seed, cumin, chia, mushrooms, celtic salt, spinach flakes, cloves, turmeric and cayenne pepper. Spice up your plate with a sprinkle of this Booster in:
- Hummus and other vegetable or legume dips
- Grilled field mushrooms with a crunchy side salad
- Vegetable, chicken, tempeh or lamb curries with quinoa
Salad Booster Rosemary + Sea Salt : has nutrition to boot with ingredients including rosemary, pumpkin seeds, onion and garlic granules, chia seeds, spinach, spirulina, celtic sea salt, kale powder and nutritional yeast. Supercharge your meal with this Booster in:
- Roasted sweet potato, zucchini, carrot and other vegetables
- Minute steaks and salad for a superfood steak sarnie
- Simple salad dressing with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and whole grain mustard
The steps to change are simple and can be taken just one bite at a time. Make small, frequent, supercharged changes and be easy on yourself. In doing so you will set yourself up for greater long term results in health.