Nutrients

Energy for work and play

Energy from food is what keeps us alive and active. Energy is required for even the smallest of movements. Even when sleeping, our bodies still need energy so that our metabolism, heart and breathing function and our body temperature is maintained.

Fuel up with carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are molecules made up of sugar units. Carbohydrates should form the greatest part of our diet (at least half of our daily total calorie intake). To keep us at peak performance, full of life and able to concentrate well, we need energy.
Proteins: your building blocks

Proteins: your building blocks

Protein provides the nutrients for muscles, organs, skin, hair and nails. Enzymes and hormones also consist of protein. Our body's defences only function to the best of their ability with protein. For this reason we must ensure we have a sufficient supply.
Fats and Oils

Fats and Oils

In this section, we provide you with some tips on what to put in your "great shape" shopping trolley. Here is a handy tip to start with - never go shopping on an empty stomach and always go prepared with a shopping list.
Bad Fats: Trans Fats And Cholesterol

Bad Fats: Trans Fats And Cholesterol

Trans fats are unsaturated fats which behave like saturated fat in the body because of their chemical structure and increase the level of LDL or bad cholesterol.

Dietary Fibre Fact Sheet

Dietary fibre is a type of carbohydrate that cannot be digested by our body. It is found in edible plant foods such as cereals, fruits, vegetables, dried peas, nuts, lentils and grains.

Minerals

Minerals play an important role in our body and support metabolism, human growth, blood formation, or the function of nerves and muscles.
Vitamins are involved in numerous processes

Vitamins

Vitamins are involved in numerous processes throughout our bodies. For example, they take part in the production of hormones, enzymes and blood cells. In addition, our skin, muscles, nerves and immune systems all depend upon vitamins.