Getting a balanced diet from your frozen food

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We all should ensure that we eat a healthy and balanced diet to maintain good health. Unfortunately, It is not always easy when you lead a busy life, and the ‘grab and go’ is all too convenient. Whilst frozen foods can sometimes receive 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 to serve a quick meal, this is not the answer. According to a recent survey, the British public eats chips or variations of fried potatoes, 3 times a week. 

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

To save you from reaching for the easiest thing to cook, which could be a nutritional nightmare, Hey Fresto has 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: A healthy diet is a diet that helps maintain or improve overall health. A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition: fluid, macronutrients, micronutrients, and adequate food energy. You will see that it is vital that you are consuming the correct foods and by doing so you do not need to reach for supplements as the first answer. Here are our suggestions from our range of great-tasting and healthy food.

Protein

Protein is one of the three macronutrients, which includes Carbohydrates and Fat. These Macronutrients provide energy in the form of calories. The body requires large amounts of macronutrients to sustain life. 

Proteins are made up of amino acids which are essentially the building blocks of life and plays a pivotal role in the body’s immune system, especially for healing and recovery. 

Our bodies break down the protein we eat into individual amino acids. Our bodies need these amino acids in order to produce very important molecules such as:

Enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and antibodies.

Protein is also the ‘building block’ for your organs, bones, teeth and hair. Protein can be broken down to do the job carbohydrates and fats do but the carbohydrates and fats cannot do the job protein does.

Everyone should eat a variety of protein sources including seafood, lean meat, poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products and unsalted nuts and seeds. 

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

Vitamin A

Vitamin A, also known as retinol, has several important functions in the body. Helping to regulate the immune system and protect against infections by keeping skin and tissues in the mouth, stomach, intestines and respiratory system healthy. 

Amazingly also helps your vision in dim light. 

You can get Vitamin A from foods such as sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, spinach, red bell peppers, apricots, eggs, milk or some cereals.

Deficiency in Vitamin A can lead to Dry Skin, Dry eyes and Night Blindness, Poor wound healing, Delayed growth and Throat infections. 

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

Vitamin C helps support the body’s immune system by stimulating the formation of antibodies, essential for fighting off infections. 

Vitamin C deficiency is associated with poor immunity and a higher risk of infection, including serious illnesses like pneumonia. 

Many people with scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, eventually die of infection due to their poorly functioning immune systems

The body can not produce Vitamin C, so it must be ingested. 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

Vitamin E helps maintain healthy skin and eyes, and strengthen the body’s natural defence against illness and infection (the immune system).

Vitamin E is a group of compounds found in a wide variety of foods and 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

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 lifestyle and play an important part in a nutritionally balanced diet. Faster healing and quicker recovery are 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.