Psychological Benefits Of Eating A Healthy, Balanced Diet


It is well accepted that a healthy balanced diet is best for achieving optimal health, that ideal ratios between the macronutrients protein, carbs, fat and non- starch polysaccharides (fibre) is best for health. However, I think the beneficial effects a good diet can have on your mental state is all too commonly overlooked. A deliberate, structured eating and drinking regime is key to bringing psychological and social harmony in top athletes, some of the world’s leading nutrition experts such as Arsenal FC Performance Nutritionist James Collins explains. He is quick to point out the two pronged nature of healthy eating 1.) it delivers the key nutritional components to the body when it needs it, and 2.) the knowledge that you are giving your body what it needs, when it needs it brings confidence, and encourages one to keep other aspects of their sporting life up to scratch too. All too often a person’s training routine will go out the window when their diet is not up to scratch, this particularly effects the ‘all or nothing’ type of person. Keep your diet tip top, and the rest will be sure to follow, you’ll see.

About the Author

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!
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