One of the most common causes of vitamin and mineral deficiencies is main meal and snack imbalances. It is all too easy for people to miss out on vital nutritional components if they do not include the 3 main food groups at least. The main food groups are Starchy carbs (bread, rice, potatoes and pasta), Protein (meat, fish, eggs and beans), and Fruit and vegetables. Other food groups include Milk and dairy and food and drink high in fat and/or sugar, with dairy providing a very valuable source of nutrition, but the high fat and sugar foods not so much! The Eatwell plate is an ideal place to start when planning and structuring meals…check it out and ensure your daily and weekly nutritional intake is balanced.
Including The Three Main Food Groups (At Least) Every Day!
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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!