Despite its many benefits, The Irish Heart Foundation has confirmed that 80% of adults in Ireland are eating less than the 25 – 34g of fibre recommended daily. While children need less (their age plus 5g fibre per day i.e. a ten-year-old child should be getting 15 g a day (10 years + 5g of fibre)), we know that the majority of Irish children are not getting enough either.
Superfoods do not need to be exotic or expensive. Many everyday wholefoods grown here in Ireland can be considered superfoods. At this time of year, we are spoiled for choice. We don’t even have to stray beyond the fruit and veg aisle to get our superfood fix on a daily basis. Remember that the different plant colours come from phytonutrients like carotenoids and flavonoids that have many health benefits, so try and get as many different colours on your plate and eat a rainbow.
You can prepare these healthy salad jars a few days in advance. It’s easy to jam in lots of nutrients plus protein and complex carbohydrates to keep you fuelled for long tiring shifts at work. You can also use them as a very quick dinner to come home to, ready to grab from the fridge. No cooking equipment needed!
What is IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome or ‘IBS’ affects 10-15% of people worldwide which is a staggering number. But having this umbrella does nothing to improve your wellbeing other than giving you a label for your symptoms.