KEEPING HEALTHY SIMPLE

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Do you ever wonder if you’re on the right track with your health? If you take a look at the magazines in the supermarket you might be fooled into thinking you’re not really healthy unless following X, Y and Z diet or cutting out certain foods. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to be healthy and what’s healthy for you may be quite different from your friend or relative. 

Here is a short checklist; which of the following can you tick off?

  • Eat 5+ a day vegetables and fruit
  • Drink water
  • Be physically active most days of the week
  • Eat from each of the four food groups, including lean meats/alternatives
  • Limit alcohol
  • Do not smoke

While these points might seem fairly general, it’s the place to start if you’re after optimal health. We don’t need to rely on supplements or a restrictive way of eating to be healthy. It can be as simple as removing a few items of junk food from our weekly diet and adding in more fresh fruit and veg.

Here are some more top tips from the Beef + Lamb NZ team:

  • Use your palm (without fingers) as a guide for serving appropriate portions of lean red meat.
  • Serve lean red meat and vegetables together for optimal nutrient absorption.
  • Remove excess fat from cuts of meat after cooking.
  • Include lean red meat 3-4 times per week to meet iron and zinc requirements.
Have you seen our latest mEAT magazine? Each year we produce the seasonal magazine which includes eight delicious recipes, making sure to include a mix of easy mince, slow-cooker and special occasion recipes. 
 

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