It’s Day 11 of the Mykidstime 21 Day Health & Fitness Challenge! If you missed yesterday’s video, catch up with Day 10 here.
Our health and wellbeing expert, Fiona O’Donnell, explains what’s involved for Day 11 in the video below. We want you to tell us during the challenge how you are getting on so tag us on social using #mkt21days and we’ll give you some encouragement!
Mykidstime 21 Day Health & Fitness Challenge: Day 11 – Carbohydrate Variety
We’ve all heard the saying that variety is the spice of life, and it could never be more true than when it comes to something like carbohydrates.
Our guts thrive on variety and we know that individuals who have a wider variety of carbohydrate sources, vegetable intake, fruit intake have healthier gut microbiomes.
Today’s task is based around recognition of the variety in your life and in your overall diet. I’d like you to take a look back across the week and ask yourself how many times you had something other than bread, pasta, a wrap or and ask yourself if there’s anything else you can add.
Simple things like porridge oats if you don’t have them already, pulses, different grains like quinoa and amaranth – all these different things are going to contribute positively to your gut health.
And let’s not forget vegetables and fruit are a most fantastic source of carbohydrate as well. While they might not be as carbohydrate-dense as the likes of a potato or some bread, they do have a good source of carbohydrates and they are full of fibre, which is absolutely wonderful for our guts.
Your task for today is to identify what kind of variety you have in your diet of carbohydrate sources, and your second task is to write down three different carbohydrate sources you’re going to try this week.
If you have any questions throughout the Challenge, email Fiona or send her a message on Instagram, Facebook and use hashtag #mkt21days to let us know how you are getting on with the Challenge!