This Blog post is sponsored by The Source Bulk Food Singapore. You may find them at Cluny Court, Great World City, and their newest outlet coming out this November at Northshore Plaza. Make sure to follow them on Instagram @thesourcesg for their latest deals.
Nutrition is one of the most aspects of Physical Self-Care. Mainly because it’s the one of the best way to nourish our body, which is through eating. Know as the study of nutrients in food, how the body uses them, and the relationship between diet, health, and disease.
Having good nutrition also means caring for yourself as you understand the relationship of the food you take-in and its effect for you to create a better sense of balance in life.
Sadly, we are only thought of the basics of nutrition in school (a place that most of us thought would teach us everything we would need to be better prepared for life). As a matter of fact, s I’m reviewing my daughters for their science exams yesterday (they’re currently in Primary 1 &2), that’s when I realise that we were only thought of the food pyramid. You know, the Go, Grow, and Glow foods?!
With every marketing ad we encounter everyday selling unhealthy food, would that be enough???
OF COURSE NOT!!!
Benefits of eating well/ having good nutrition:
- It gives you the energy you need to keep active throughout the day
- It gives you the nutrients you need for growth and repair, help you stay strong & healthy, and prevent you from diet-related illness
That being said, it’s not hard to deny how important nutrition is. But how and where to start, you might ask? Great question! It starts with planning your meals and knowing where to buy them.
The Source Bulk Foods Singapore is the best place to get every natural and bulk goods you’ll need to cook the best delicious meals without compromising its nutritional value. What’s great about this shop is that you can get quality food and great healthy options and save yourself from thinking much about the environment as you enjoy their products with a zero-waste approach.
They cater to wheat and grain free, paleo, vegan, and organic devotees. They also provide alternatives for those with intolerances and allergies. Everything that you’ll need, right?!
They have stores in Australia, New Zealand, UK and got two existing outlets here in Singapore at Cluny Court and Great World City. There’ll be another one coming soon this November at Northshore Plaza.
Make sure to follow them in their Instagram account @thesourcesg to be one of the first to know about new promotions or products.
Here are other things you can do to practice to make sure your nutrition is in tip-top:
Take multivitamins everyday. We each know how great or poorly our diet could be at times. This helps to make-up on those nutrient deficiencies that can have major impact on how we feel mentally, physically, and emotionally everyday.
Get colourful. The more colour the better nutrition you get. Load your plate with fruits and vegetables.
Eat regularly. Emptying your tank only causes fatigue, low energy, brain fog, and feeling hungry. When you finally do eat, the first thing any human would commonly do is to overeat, then feel guilty afterwards. You don’t want to do that.
Don’t be afraid of fat. We tend to forget of the healthy fats we also and can consume daily. This can be found in fish, olive oil, avocado, and nuts.
Adopt an 80/20 mindset. 80% mindful eating or sticking to nutrition-related goals and 20% being just you is enough to leave you to be human and feel less stressed and guilty with your eating habits.
Ditch your diet. Your body needs nourishment not restriction. Nutrition is a better half of Self-Care. The notion of dieting and having all these restrictions results to guilt and stress. That defeats the point of Self-Care in general.
The bottom line is thin of food and nutrition as nourishment and fuel for your body. You don’t want to load your car with gasoline when you know it works on diesel only. Find the right balance. Don’t beat yourself up for having a slice of cake. Just make sure you eat a variety of healthy food to balance it out.
Check out my interview with Holistic Nutritionist Teresa Pena of Balanced Nutrition Lab and learn more on how important having a Healthy diet can make an impact to your own Self-Care. See video below and be inspired to make better eating decisions.