Are you a foodie fanatic? Or in the know about H2O? Our focus this month is on all thing’s food and drink, and the positive and negative ways it can affect our bodies.
Did you know?
- Around 89% of the UK population don’t drink enough water
- Only 25% of men and 28% of women eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables each day
Nutrition for energy levels – join our webinar
Eating the right foods at the right time is important to keep you feeling energised all day and to avoid any unnecessary slumps. Discover top tips on how to get the energy levels required for working on the front line and how food can help keep you feeling alert if you’re working from home. Register to join our Energy Levels webinar on Tuesday 7th July at 12.30pm, here.
Top tips on nutrition and hydration
Good nutrition and hydration are vital for a healthy lifestyle and all-round general wellbeing.
For good nutrition, we should aim to:
- Eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day
- Base meals on higher fibre starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
- Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks)
- Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein
- Choose unsaturated oils and spreads, and eat them in small amounts
For good hydration, we should aim to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. It does more than just quench your thirst. Our bodies need fluids for:
- Blood circulation
- Waste removal
- Temperature control
- Fighting disease
- Brain function
Without good nutrition and hydration, the human body will deteriorate, leading to illness and disease.
Food for thought
Though medicine continues to advance and branch out in many ways, nutritionists and health experts continue to praise the benefits of certain foods. Eating healthily has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity, cardiovascular illnesses, and even certain types of cancer. Find out what foods to eat for specific benefits with our nutritional factsheet attached.
July photo challenge
Well done to Keeley Wakelin who won our June photo challenge. There’ll be a goodie bag sent to you soon! Keep sending in your snaps! This month’s theme is nutrition and hydration. Are you the next Masterchef? How do you hit your water quota each day? Whether you’re getting creative in the kitchen or have genius ways to remind yourself to hydrate – we’d love to know! Send your photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win a mystery prize!
Peer-to-peer support – Talk2Us
A problem shared is a problem halved. Whether you’re working in our factories, from home, or supporting the business on furlough, you can get access to the emotional and social support you need. Chat in confidence with our volunteer colleagues about whatever might be on your mind. Call 01246 385290 or email Talk2Us@greencore.com Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.
Unlock the power of food to heal your body, prevent disease and achieve optimal health.