Yummy Up Your Life with Food Basics, Part 2

Let’s continue the  feeling-FABULOUS journey!  What you eat and how you move can get you 90% of the way to growing younger. Spring time is upon us and it’s a great time to get re-energized around food to improve your body’s imbalances quickly.

Part 1 of “Yummy Up Your Life – Nutrition Basics” included information about the basics of a well-balanced diet and some facts about protein and protein powders, one of the 3 macronutrients essential to life.  What are the other 2 macronutrients? Carbohydrates and fats!  Your body needs all three to function well, and as we age they are especially important in the right balance.


Why do we need to eat carbohydrates?

  • For energy
  • Your central nervous system, brain, liver, kidneys and muscles all need carbohydrates in order to function properly
  • Vitamins and minerals – especially in vegetables and fruits
  • Fiber to help our digestion function properly, to support hormone balance and immune function

What are healthy sources of carbohydrates?

Why do we need fat in our diet?

  • Builds brain and nervous system cells
  • Protects our organs
  • Supports hormone production and hormone balance
  • Essential for the absorption of some vitamins

What are healthy sources of fats?

  • Olive oil
  • Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Fish oils (salmon, sardines, kippers, herring, cod)
  • Coconut oil
  • Nut oils
  • Butter/ghee

As you can see, it’s super important to eat healthy sources of all 3 macronutrients: protein, fats and carbohydrates. They can help you surf through your day with delicious energy and a terrific mood. Plus, eating a well-balanced yummy meal will ensure that you continue to grow younger.

©Robin Nielsen, NC

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