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Kunle's Nutrition Tips: No 5

Posted on 3 September 2003  - 12:00

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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 following ten tips - which will be posted on the site over the coming weeks - advise you on getting into good habits, without having to cut out all the treats you enjoy.

5) Protein
Society seems obsessed with high protein intakes at the expense often or complex carbohydrates discussed above. Some individuals do have a higher requirement but it remains more important in most cases to increase the quality of protein consumed rather than the quantity. Proteins are made up of units called amino acids of which our body makes some and is unable to make others. Therefore our bodies require select amino acids through certain foods. We should consume a variety of meats and fish with regular doses of whole grain (e.g. cereals), nuts, seeds and beans.