Men’s Health Campaign
The Nutrition Guy believes that it’s time for men to take charge of their health. It’s time to eat better, drink less and move more. That’s why he is embarking on a campaign called ‘Get Your Man in the Kitchen’.
The evidence shows that males are more at risk than ever of developing heart disease. According to the National Heart Foundation, 153 Australian men suffer a heart attack every single day. That’s a staggering statistic! Not to mention the high rates of developing other nasties like cancer, diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease and mental health problems.
The initiative is intended to encourage and inspire men to get into the kitchen and prepare healthy meals. They do not need to be experienced chefs, but just be willing to have a go at giving their meals a healthier spin. Manly meals such as baked potatoes, spaghetti bolognaise, steak as well as chicken parmigiana can still be on the menu. The key is to tweak them so they are healthier than the original version.
Cooking meals at home, rather than eating out or ordering take-away, allows the cook to dictate the nutritional value of a meal. Adding more vegetables or salad to a meal, at the expense of higher energy-containing foods, will reduce the overall kilojoule content of a meal. Studies show that we consume fewer calories when eating at home compared to when dining out. This is most likely due to consuming smaller portions, using lower calorie ingredients and cooking methods, and not always including an entrée or dessert.