Boost your nutrition and hydration with meal prep

nutrition and hydration

Here at Prep Perfect we’re all about good nutrition and hydration: they’re fundamental elements to maintaining our health and well-being. Luckily, we can all make little changes to our diets and lifestyles which will improve nutrition and hydration and help us become happier and healthier.

What is nutrition?

Nutrition is about eating a healthy and balanced diet. It’s not about guilt, restrictions or fad diets, or being a slave to the scales, it’s about understanding which foods and drink provide the energy you need to be healthy. By understanding how to nourish our bodies, we can make better food choices that leave us feeling healthier, happier, but never as if we’re on a diet!

Nutrients in food can generally be categorised into the following 7 major groups:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Dietary fibre
  • Water

Each of these groups of nutrients performs different functions in our body, and all of them are essential as they work together and contribute to our good health. By eating foods that contain a mixture of these groups, you will be consuming a healthy, nutritious diet.

How can I eat a more nutritious diet?

At Prep Perfect, we believe that eating well is a form of self respect: everyone deserves to eat the kind of food that will help them feel and look healthier. But sometimes it feels like eating a nutritious diet is just too difficult: maybe you don’t know which foods to choose, or maybe you don’t have time to shop for and cook healthy meals from scratch every day. Maybe (whisper it) you’re just not a very good cook!

If any of the above are blockers to you eating a more nutritious diet, a meal prep delivery service could be the answer to your prayers! Meal Prep is a way of preparing your meals in advance so you always have something healthy and nutritious in the fridge or freezer. But if time is tight or you’re not an experienced cook, the idea of prepping your meals can be daunting. A meal prep service such as Prep Perfect does the hard work for you, with a range of fully prepped, balanced meals that are ready to order. Simply select your meals for the week, then sit back and wait for them to arrive.

All Prep Perfect’s meals are nutritionally balanced, taking into account the key nutritional food groups. We even have options to suit your specific health and fitness needs, whether you are looking for Weight Loss, Maintenance, Low Carb or Muscle Gain.

We also strongly believe that nutritious food doesn’t have to be boring, which is why our meals are prepared by expert chefs who know healthy food should look and taste fantastic. A regularly-changing menu and countless options of delicious meals means that eating a nutritious diet will never leave you feeling bored or hungry.

Let’s not forget the benefits of hydration

At Prep Perfect, one of our philosophies is that hydration is good for the soul. You really can’t underestimate the importance of good hydration when it comes to looking great, feeling great, and giving your body what it needs. Water is the most abundant substance in the human body and is an essential nutrient to maintain our health.

Everyone knows that you should drink at least 2 litres of water (around 8 glasses) a day, but really, how many of us actually do? It’s so easy to forget or get distracted, and we only realise we haven’t drunk enough water when we start to feel dehydrated. A top tip is to keep a 2 litre bottle of water with you all the time and make sure you drink it throughout the day, or even more in hot weather.

Did you know that it’s not only drinks that can help you stay hydrated: lots of fruit and vegetables are also great sources of water. In fact, around a fifth of your daily fluid intake comes from the foods you eat, so making wise food choices can really give your hydration a boost. Some water-rich fruit and vegetables include cucumber (which is 96% water!), tomatoes (95% water), spinach (93% water), mushrooms (92% water), and broccoli (90% water).

Again, using a meal prep delivery service can help you up your intake of water-rich foods. At Prep Perfect, we understand the nutritional benefits of all the ingredients we include in our meals, and ensure we pack as much goodness into each meal as possible.

Take steps towards a healthier you

If you’ve been considering changing your diet for the better, it’s never too late to start. Really focusing on giving your body the kind of fuel it needs will help you feel so much healthier and happier: your body will thank you for it!

If you need any inspiration when it comes to nutritional meals or think you could benefit from using a meal prep service to kick-start your healthier diet, take a look at our delicious, nutritious meal plans today.