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Kunle's Nutrition Tips: No 10

Posted on 10 October 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

KUNLE'S HEALTHY EATING TIPS

By our fitness coach Kunle Odetoyinbo MSc BSc CN Med.

Healthy eating is really more about getting into good habits and sticking to them. It’s about little things like substituting a ready meal for a proper dinner including fresh vegetables, and not snacking on chocolate every afternoon but eating an apple instead.

These ten tips - posted on Spurs Lodge in recent weeks - advise you on getting into good habits, without having to cut out all the treats you enjoy.

10) Antioxidants
Increase the amount of antioxidant protection you have. Science has demonstrated that we are all under attack from free radical species which is substances that result from our consumption of oxygen, literally attacking the cells of in our body. We have our own natural defences but in many cases where diet is poor and in those individuals who exercise infrequently the amount of potential damage to our bodies is increased. Since much of this damage has been linked to disease, ageing and various medical conditions we can all give ourselves a helping hand by dietary modification. Eating fresh vegetables and citrus fruits provide us with some protection (as well as the occasional glass of red wine!).