Advertising feature: healthy living 2018

Kirsty Seward of Revive Nutrition has a BA of Health Sciences, Nutrition and Dietetics and is studying a PhD at University of Newcastle, focusing on nutrition in childcare and childhood obesity prevention.

“Our goal at Revive is to provide evidence based nutrition advice and support our clients to make positive lifestyle changes. We aim to have our clients achieve a healthy relationship and understanding of food,” Say Kirsty.

Why is it important to eat vegetables?

Vegetables provide us with important nutrients, vitamins and minerals for good health and help reduce our risk of chronic disease (diabetes and heart disease) and many cancers. Eating the recommended daily serve of vegetables improves our concentration, mood, energy level and sleep pattern.

What happens if you don’t enough eat veg?

Not eating enough vegetables can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Vegetables provide us with essential vitamins  C, A and K and minerals including iron, magnesium and calcium. Vegetables are low in energy (kilojoules) and provide a lot of fibre. Fibre helps to keep us feeling fuller for longer, assisting with weight control. Fibre also plays a key role in our digestive health.

Are frozen vegetables as good?

Yes, they are a great alternative and can be just as nutritious as fresh. When shopping purchase Australian snap frozen vegetables as these retain a higher nutritional quality. Frozen vegetables can often be a more convenient and cheaper option, especially when cooking for one.