A basic understanding of healthy eating and food preparation can equip teens and adults living with disability to make healthier choices with greater independence. Whether it’s learning how to use a microwave or prepare their food, understanding portion sizes, or knowing the importance of eating vegetables, they can quickly develop a valuable skill-set around their food and diet.
Interestingly, scientific studies have shown a connection between our brain development and the bacteria found in our gut, known as the gut microbiome. The question is: what can we do to improve our levels of healthy gut bacteria? In this article, we explore the connection between the brain and the gut microbiome.
You might have heard the saying, “fail to plan, plan to fail” – but did you know this little phrase could be referring to your diet? In this article, we’ll show you how the simple act of meal planning can help you stay on track with healthy eating – and how Hit 100 can make reaching your health goals even easier (and tastier!).
A Varied Diet: Good For You AND Your Taste Buds!
When you think of healthy eating, you might picture bland and boring foods that are the exact opposite of the sugary or salty treats you like to consume (even though you know they’re not doing your body any good). Luckily, Hit 100 dietitians are here to show you that healthy foods can be just as fun! The key is in ‘mixing it up’ and packing plenty of exciting, varied flavours into the meals you eat.
What does a varied diet look like?
We often hear the term “a varied diet” used to describe healthy eating habits – but what does this actually mean?
In general, a varied diet will include a healthy balance of different food types, including:
· Plenty of vegetables
· Protein, from meat, fish, eggs, beans or pulses
· Healthy carbohydrates, such as wholegrains
· Some fruit
· Some dairy (or dairy alternatives if you are intolerant)
· A small amount of ‘good’ fats, such as unsaturated oils and spreads
Why is a varied diet important?
To perform at its best and maintain a healthy weight, your body needs a wide range of vitamins and nutrients. Getting the right balance relies on consuming foods from a variety of different food groups, such as wholegrains, vegetables etc.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet that’s rich in essential nutrients can help you to:
· fight disease and infections
· grow strong muscles and bones
· produce enough energy to exercise, work and go about your day
· keep your mind clear and focused
· improve your mood
Flavour variety – the secret to sticking to your healthy diet!
Let’s face it – no one wants to sit down to the same boring meals over and over again. That’s why, our menu really isn't a long term solution. It’s important to include lots of different flavours in the meals you eat. This variety in flavour profile will make it much easier to stick to your healthy eating plan.
At Hit 100, we believe that eating should be a fun experience. We want you to look forward to the meals you order from us, eager to tuck into healthy, flavoursome foods that are as tasty as they are good for you.
Our home delivery menu features an exciting array of flavours from around the world, including delicious dishes such as Chicken Tikka Masala, Thai Green Chicken Curry, and Tofu Yellow Coconut Curry. Each of our meals has been carefully designed by a commercial kitchen to deliver the a cheap food service, while ticking all the boxes for your taste buds too.
If variety is the spice of life, Hit 100 has you covered!
Ready to mix up your diet with healthy, flavour-packed meals?
You can get started with Hit 100’s healthy meal delivery service today, which is supported by your NDIS funding. Speak to our friendly team about arranging our home delivery service, and check out our menu now to see the delicious meals you could be enjoying for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner!