When there’s so much to do, places to go, and people to see, we sometimes forget to look after ourselves. Alternatively, perhaps you’ve suffered an injury or find it hard to be active, and taking care of yourself has its challenges. No matter your circumstance, eating a balanced diet is the first step to good health.
These days, it’s way too easy to grab some take-away or have fast food home delivered. But, by doing this our body is missing out on all the nutrients it needs to function properly. Not fueling our body with the right vitamins and minerals can lead to a higher risk of health problems. Healthy eating reduces the likelihood of developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, tooth decay, and much more.
If cooking is not your forte, stepping into the kitchen may be overwhelming. Recipes with long lists of ingredients and instructions that are hard to understand make cooking seem like a chore. Don’t despair, you don’t have to do it alone. A Simply Helping carer is more than happy to lend a hand. We can assist you at the grocery store to gather all the ingredients. We can also help to prepare delicious, home-cooked, hearty meals full of nutrients for you to enjoy throughout the week.
So why not look after yourself and do your best to stay healthy? Live better by supplying your body with the food it needs to feel energised, as well as improving your overall well-being – because you are 100% worth it!
Our 3 Step Guide To Healthy Eating
- 1. Grab a cooking buddy
At Simply Helping it’s our priority to simply help. We enjoy spending time in the kitchen and can help you with some delicious meal preparation.
- 2. Variety is the spice of life
A diet that includes the five food groups (protein, fats, carbohydrates, fibers, fruits and vegetables) is the key to healthy eating. Having a wide array of flavours and cuisines keeps things interesting so you won’t get bored at mealtimes.
- 3. No spills, no slips, no hospital trips
Prepare and store meals safely. Understand cross-contamination – wash utensils after handling raw meats. Understand the danger zone – when food reaches a temperature between 5 and 60 degrees Celsius, harmful bacteria starts to thrive and spread. To avoid this, store prepared meals in the fridge at a cool temperature below 5 degrees. Also, reheat leftovers to a high temperature above 60 degrees to kill any nasties that may have grown.
Eat better, feel better and lettuce celebrate healthy eating!