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?
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Healthy eating for sleep apnoea patients