Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Ready meals

What is going in when a sports celebrity aka Sharon Davies decides to promote highly processed turkey products and she states that it is good for her children! Also in the same week I saw some research to suggest that the smoking ban actually puts children at more risk of passive smoking as adults will now smoke more at home rather than at the pub. What hope do we have for the future when children will be at home watching the TV all day, inhaling stale smoke and eating processed turkey.

Don't get me wrong, I know that we all have busy lifestyles and we do not always have time to cook for ourselves which is why many people turn to ready meals and items such as those being promoted by Ms Davies, but don't get to carried away with excuses, there are healthy alternatives to heavily processed foods. I also noticed that some shops and supermarkets are starting to cater for that gap in the market and are providing ready meals that are more nutritious, have less harmful additives and can be part of a balanced diet. The food doctor has introduced a range of organic healthy living products and local companies are starting to produce healthy ready meals in frozen ranges so you can get the joys of home cooking without high levels of preservatives. I have just discovered the delights of the Champneys range of delights - the smoked salmon and creme fraiche risotto is particularly divine.

I think more people are becoming aware of what they eat and the importance of a healthy diet. You certainly cannot carry out a good exercise regime without considering what you put into your body. More and more research is finding links between antioxidants in foods and the ability to resist cancers. It is important to remember that not every study you read will be correct and statistics can always be manipulated but I think if you generally try to eat more fresh fruit and veg and less processed protein and carb products then you can't really go wrong. Oh and the old faithful - drink lots of water.

I have added some new photos to my blog to show the results of some of my new training programmes - hope you like them.

Stay Healthy,

Sam x

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