Diet and the Influence on Your Health

It is common knowledge that food can influence our health positively as well as negatively.

A healthy lifestyle has many health benefits.

Next to regular exercise and stress management a healthy and balanced diet is key to our well being.

‘You are what you eat’
But for the laymen it is not always easy to define what we mean with a healthy and balanced diet, especially with lots of confusing information being available on the internet and other media.

  • How much water should we drink and does coffee count?
  • Low carb or high carb?
  • What are good sources of protein – and how much should it be?
  • 5-a-day fruit and vegetables – what is one portion?
  • Should I eat red meat?
  • Does it matter where my fruit and vegetable come from?
  • Would it be helpful to take supplements?

Ask a Dietitian about nutrition based on clinical and scientific evidence not fad diets!
What’s more – it’s not only important what we eat but also how we eat it and how much of it! A healthy eating behaviour has as much influence as the composition of our meals. Eating slowly and chewing well is the first step in the right direction.

Food is mostly not the only cause for developing health issues but it can play a big part in alleviating symptoms and improving health problems.

A Dietitian will identify problematic food in your diet and bad eating habits, help you to make changes that are manageable in your daily routine and help you to achieve your goals, being it for example:

  • Adapting to a healthy diet in general
  • Managing your weight
  • Reduce cholesterol levels
  • Achieve healthy blood sugar levels
  • Manage allergies and intolerances
  • Increase your energy levels

Claudia Ehrlicher
Dietitian