Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. 39 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2020., WHO.
The relationship between food and our health and performance is quite underestimated. However, what you eat and how you eat is very important for your overall performance. For example, it is always a good idea to avoid eating big meals before working or studying.
What’s the recipe?
Eat a varied, balanced diet. It means you should eat a variety of foods from across all food groups.
Choose a diet rich in fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, blueberries, etc.), vegetables (broccoli, tomato, spinach, carrots, etc.), and cereals (bread, rice, pasta, etc.).
They provide you with the necessary nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fibre that your body needs.
In addition, they protect you from heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Reduce saturated fats (eggs, palm oil, butter, cheese), trans fats (processed foods, biscuits, cakes, chips, doughnuts, etc.), salt, and sugar intake!
Drink two litres of water a day.
Eat breakfast like a king, have lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you skip it, you’re depriving your body of the energy it needs. This affects concentration, mood, and body weight.
Avoid alcohol, artificial sweeteners, processed meat, fried foods, fast foods, margarine, and fizzy drinks.