Why eat clean?

OurNutrition Philosophy:

“Real Foods”

Westrongly believe in the nutrition philosophy of “eating real foods” here at FitMe In and we pride ourselves on delivering exactly that to our wonderful customers.

What does real foods mean?

Theterm real foods means eating foods predominantly from the land, sky or sea, asclose to their natural state as possible. These foods are free from packaging,processing, preservatives and colours and are rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants that are bodies thrive for.

Why eat real foods?

Real foods are full of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals: Vitamins and minerals arewhat we call micronutrients and are essential for all the biochemical reactionsthat are going on inside our bodies therefore our bodies would not be able tofunction without them.  

Real foods are rich in antioxidants: Antioxidants are molecules found inall foods of plant and animal origin. Their role in the body is to neutralisefree radicals, unstable molecules that cause oxidative stress in the body.Therefore minimise the risk of many diseases such as CVD and cancer and mayeven slow down the aging process.

Real foods are rich in phytochemicals: Phytochemicals are non-energyproviding chemicals found in plant foods. They have a powerful impact oneverything from hormonal status, disease risk, and your ability to fight offcolds and infections. Many phytochemicals have the ability to act as antioxidantsand have anti-bacterial and anti-viral abilities. 

Real foods are high in fibre: Dietary fibre is indigestiblecarbohydrate found in foods with many health benefits. One of the main reasonsfibre is so important is it feeds all the wonderful good bacteria in our gutswhich go on to reduce inflammation, improve digestive issues, improve immunefunction and even improve mood. Some fibres are slow to be digested, increasingsatiety and reducing hunger which is important for weight loss.

Real foods are high in protein: Proteins are the building blocks oflife and play a vital role in many biological processes occurring in ourbodies. They are extremely important for increasing muscle mass and strength,bone health, antibody creation, enzymatic reactions, hormonal health, and ourhair, skin and nail health. Protein also reduces hunger, curbs appetite andincreases satiety as well as speeding up your metabolism also important forweight loss.

Real foods are high in healthy fats: Just because fat shares the same nameas body fat, doesn’t mean they make us fat. Dietary sources of fat areimportant for reducing inflammation in the body typically the omega-3 fattyacids, for promoting absorption of fat soluble vitamins, hormonal health,improving mood and insulation and lubrication in the body. Just like fibre andprotein, fat is slow to be digested and therefore is also beneficial in theweight-loss process.  

Real foods are low in sugar: Eating less sugar is one of the bestthings many of us can do to improve our health and wellbeing. Sugar is added topretty much all processed and refined foods, it is very addictive, has nonutrient value, wrecks havoc on our hormones, promotes the growth of badbacteria and increases our risk of obesity and its associated chronic diseases.

What are the health benefits of eating real foods?

Thenutrient dense qualities of real foods comes with many amazing health benefits.The health benefits of eating a diet predominantly made up of real foodsinclude improved energy levels, digestion, mood, and sleep. Improved skin, hairand eye health and decreased risk of lifestyle disease such as heart disease, diabetesand metabolic syndrome. 


 

How it works

Each week Fit Me In® creates a new menu. You can tailor each menu to suit your own requirements and the meals are delivered to your home, office and selected gyms.

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