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Nutrition & Easter

Nutrition & Easter

Easter is a season filled with yummy family meals and treats absolutely everywhere! In fact, the holiday is practically dedicated to baskets filled with chocolatey, sugary indulgences. If you are health conscious, do not deprive yourself during this time! It will only result in overeating and bingeing on Easter treats. These are my top tips to have a healthy Easter without sabotaging or denying yourself so that you can thoroughly enjoy the holiday.

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Popular Nutrition & Diet Myths

Popular Nutrition and Diet Myths

1) “Bread is the devil” – Bread is only the devil if you eat too much of it and smoother it in lashings of butter (because you’ll simply be eating too many calories!). Granary bread is a great source of whole-grain goodness, which reduces our risk of certain cancers, and it has a low GI, meaning that it releases its energy slowly. Having a couple of slices of bread with an olive-oil based spread plus a healthy filling such as tuna and salad is an ideal lunch option!

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Dairy Advantages

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I often make the joke that I should work for a Dairy Company. They should totally put me on their payroll. That’s because I find myself endlessly embracing the benefits of dairy foods all day long! And with good reason too. Not only are dairy foods downright delicious, they are also extremely healthy – the evidence doesn’t lie.

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Omega 3 Nutrition Benefits

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It is true to say that all fats are not created equal. In fact, fats such as cholesterol, saturated fats and trans fats are detrimental to one’s health when ingested in large quantities. Conversely, omega 3 fatty acids are one type of fat that possess countless health benefits.

Omega 3s have been shown to improve heart rate, cut the risk of blood clots, decrease plaque in arteries, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and boost good cholesterol (HDL).

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Where did the nutrition go?

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Here’s a nifty infographic that looks at the phytonutrients in food — those miraculous plant chemicals that protect plants while they’re growing, and in turn benefit human health. Get the most nutrition out of your food by eating a rainbow of deep, rich colors. Most of all, enjoy!

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After training meals

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Okay so you’re planning on going to the gym for a great workout but want to make it count and don’t know what to eat after a workout, right?

Why not try a delicious whey protein shake packed with carbs and nutritional goodness?

What are the benefits of “shakes”?

After a workout your body is depleted of energy (glycogen) and your muscles are damaged. 

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Eat Clean To Get Lean

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Long boring cardio sessions, back to back cardio and spin classes and no results. What am I doing wrong? This is a common question heard by most Matrix trainers. The answer is add in some strength training to build lean muscle which will speed up your metabolism and a healthy meal plan to get all the proper nutrients. Don't worry were not suggesting another crazy fad diet but sensible eating to permanently lose pounds for good.

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