Balance your nutrition with Hey Fresto!

9 Blog 9 Balance your nutrition with Hey Fresto!

We all need to ensure that we eat a healthy, balanced diet. It is not always easy if you lead a busy life, and the ‘grab and go’ is all too convenient. Whilst frozen foods can get a ‘bad rap’, not all of them should be classified as ‘unhealthy’.

Of course, if you persistently reach for the bag of frozen chips in your freezer, just to serve a quick meal, this is not the answer. According to a recent survey, the British public eat chips or variations of fried potatoes, 3 times a week. This will only serve to implode weight gain and even obesity.

At Hey Fresto, we produce high-quality frozen meals, that are nutritionally balanced. We are not a ‘diet plan company’, we just care about what we are serving our customers. We care so much that we not only produce delicious dishes for adults, but for kids too.

To save you reaching for the easiest thing to cook, which could be a nutritional nightmare, Hey Fresto have the answer with our range of ready-made tasty frozen meals. Easy to cook, as everything is already done for you!

If you look at what a balanced diet should be, you will see that it is vital that you protect your immune system and other parts of the body, by consuming the following foods. Do not reach for supplements as the first answer. Here are our suggestions from our range of great-tasting and healthy food.

Protein

This plays a pivotal role in the body’s immune system, especially for healing and recovery. Eat a variety of protein foods including seafood, lean meat, poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products and unsalted nuts and seeds. Protein is also the ‘building block’ for your organs, bones, teeth and hair.

Try our Chicken and Leek in a Creamy Tarragon Sauce. Protein features in this dish, and it’s full of flavour.

Vitamin A

Helps regulate the immune system and protect against infections by keeping skin and tissues in the mouth, stomach, intestines and respiratory system healthy. Get this vitamin from foods such as sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, spinach, red bell peppers, apricots, eggs, milk or some cereals.

Try our Chicken and Roasted Vegetable Jalfrezi. Authentic Indian dish with red and green peppers for Vitamin A, as well as protein in the chicken.

Vitamin C

Supports the immune system by stimulating the formation of antibodies, essential for fighting off infections. Choose citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit and tangerines, vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, leafy greens, tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, squash and even potatoes!

Try our Squash, Cranberry and Red Onion Tagine for a tasty touch of Vitamin C.

Vitamin E

Functions as an antioxidant and assists the immune function. This vitamin is harder to find in foods, but can be found in sunflower seeds or oil, spinach, red peppers.

Try our Keralan Red Pepper and Cauliflower Curry. A little Vitamin E does you good!

Zinc

Aids in the mechanics of the immune system and potentially help wounds heal. Zinc can be found in lean meat, poultry, seafood, milk, whole grain products, beans, seeds and nuts.

Try our Creamy Cajun Bake with Lobster and Seafood for a delicious seafood dish.

Other nutrients

A variety of nutrients such as vitamin B6, B12, copper, folate, selenium and iron also aid a healthful eating style, and play an important part in nutrition. Faster healing and quicker recovery are also some of the benefits of these nutrients.

For an array of vitamins and nutrients and a tasty lunch or supper dish, try our Spinach and Lentil Pie with Kale Mash

Whether you are a meat-eater, pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan, we provide nutritionally balanced frozen ready-made meals for everyone.

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