Healthy Eating for Sleep Apnoea Sara Bodel – Dietitian, TDH What is “healthy eating”? vs. Food groups – balancing act • Carbohydrates: – Gives us energy and helps us concentrate – Extra is stored as fat in the body • Fat: – Gives us energy – Too much is stored as fat in the body • Protein: – Keeps our muscles strong – Too much can hurt our kidneys So how do we get that balance? The plate model Carbohydrates 1. Name some healthy carbohydrates? 2. Name some less healthy carbohydrates? Wholegrains! Fat How do you reduce fat in your diet? Ideas to reduce fat What about drinks? How much sugar? WATER 250ml CHARLIE’S ORANGE JUICE 500ml bottle V ENERGY DRINK 250ml can POWERADE 750ml COKE 600ml bottle RARO 250ml glass JUICE 250ml glass MOTHER ENERGY DRINK 500ml can RED BULL ENERGY DRINK 250ml can Think before you drink! WATER 250ml 0 teaspoon CHARLIE’S ORANGE JUICE 500ml bottle 12 teaspoons V ENERGY DRINK 250ml can 7 teaspoons POWERADE 750ml 11 teaspoons COKE 600ml bottle 16 teaspoons RARO 250ml glass 5 teaspoons JUICE 250ml glass 5 teaspoons MOTHER ENERGY DRINK 500ml can 13 teaspoons RED BULL ENERGY DRINK 250ml can 7 teaspoons Questions?