Better Bowl: How to Fuel for Success!
Did you know that this month is known as “Better Breakfast Month”? A whole month dedicated to making wiser choices and focusing on fueling your body with all the nutrients it needs to feel full of energy and ready to go throughout the day!
But instead of just focusing on breakfast we’re going to be diving into the science behind good nutrition and bringing you some awesome tips so you can create “better” meals throughout the day!
The Components of a Nutritious Bowl (or plate!)
First off, lets get to know the key components to creating a better bowl. Once you’ve got these under your belt you’ll be well on your way to creating the most deliciously wholesome meals!
The Macronutrient Breakdown
Most of us will probably be pretty familiar with the different macronutrients but lets have a quick recap. Macronutrients (macros for short) are the building blocks of the body and are used to produce cellular energy and growth – basically the energy and growth of the human body! These macros are needed in large amounts by the body which is why its essential that we include all three, carbohydrates, proteins and fats, into our meals.
Carbs are so often demonized by diet culture and the media but the truth is that carbs are actually the body’s preferred source of energy, fueling our bodies, as well as our brains for all the activities we do during the day. You want to aim for wholefood carbs that are unrefined, minimally processed and high in fibre.
Wholesome Sources of Carbs
Wholegrains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, rolled oats, whole wheat breads, pasta and cous cous.