Nutrition: Introduction

It is important to remember that everyone’s diet is different, and this guide is intended for general advice. Everyone has different goals when it comes to their diet, depending on the daily demands on their body. Our bodies also fluctuate naturally, making it hard to predict exactly what our diet should be each day. The most important thing is to eat a healthy, balanced diet that includes the right macro and micro nutrients that the body needs, and cuts down on the bad ones. The best way to be healthy is thus to choose the right foods and combine with regular exercise. The advice given is for healthy adults with no special dietary needs. If you have any doubts about the suitability of any of these recommendations for you, then consult your doctor or a nutritionalist for specific advice.

This section aims to give simple and comprehensive advice on the main areas of the diet, i.e. the macronutrients carbohydrates, proteins and fats, as well as the micronutrients, vitamins and minerals. The main points to take away from this guide are summarised in the summary section, with further, more detailed information given in each of the other sections. Again, in each of the specific sections of the diet, as summary is given followed by more detailed information for those who wish to know more. Please explore each of the sections and take your time. The idea is to make life long changes to the way you eat and to live more healthily. Although this is easy to achieve, the more time you take to understand what your body needs each day and how to supply it, the greater your chances of success! Finally, feel free to come back as often as you like to learn more, or to refresh your memory, something we all need to do from time to time!