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The Corporate Wellness Bible by Kate Cook

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16. Nutrition: the basics

There are so many different diets and ways of eating that it’s no wonder we’re thoroughly confused. Eating for energy by controlling your blood sugar (see ALL ABOUT BLOOD SUGAR) is probably best for handling stress and fuelling Wellness at work but to begin with here are some general nutritional guidelines.

One minute vitamin C is good for you, the next it’s causing cancer. We all change to margarine, then lo and behold we’re told to change back to butter. Let’s try to make sense of it all.

The food we eat can be divided up into three major ‘macro’ nutrient groups: carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

Curb the carbs?

The body uses carbohydrates (carbs) as its main fuel. Carbs can be divided into two types: ‘fast burning’ ...

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