Kick Start Your Health Goals

With the kids back at school, now is the perfect time to focus on your own healthy eating and wellbeing.

School holidays can often be riddled with fast food outings and holiday treats, so it can be easy to forget to eat well and maintain a balanced diet. Without the stress of organising activities for the kids, now is a good time to kick start those new year's resolutions and focus on your own health goals.

Replenishing our bodies with sufficient nutrients, from fresh fruit & vegetables and wholefoods, is vitally important for general wellbeing. Wholefood nutrients, such as reishi mushrooms, white tea, spirulina and wheatgrass, provide a fantastic source of phytonutrients and these are often hard to find in our everyday diets.

Pam Stone, Director of Education at Blackmores says, "Getting an adequate intake of the nutrients found in wholefoods and fruit and vegetables are vital to maintaining good health. The benefits are many and include boosting immunity and protecting cells from free radical damage while providing an overall general sense of wellbeing."

A supplement such as new Blackmores NutriMulti + Wholefood NutrientsTM can be a great complement for a healthy diet and a simple way to help keep nutrition in balance. Containing some lesser known but highly valuable wholefood nutrients like White Tea, Reishi Mushrooms, Spirulina and Wheatgrass, it can help provide more complete nutritional support.

One of the biggest issues mums face is skipping meals, focusing on feeding their little ones and forgetting to look after themselves. "With our busy lives it can often be difficult to incorporate all the ingredients we need into our daily diet", says Pam. "A supplement like Blackmores' NutriMulti™ + Wholefood Nutrients is a fantastic way of helping your body get everything it needs," says Pam.

New Blackmores NutriMulti™ + Wholefood Nutrients is a dual layer tablet combining essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in one layer with an enriching boost of wholefood nutrients in the other layer to help support cellular energy production for everyday health.

Blackmores' Director of Education, Pam Stone, has developed these tips to help mums incorporate healthy nutrients into their daily diet:

• Nutrients are generally found in coloured foods, so incorporating a variety of fruits and vegetables of the seven different colour groups is an easy way to measure your intake. The seven colour groups are: red, orange-yellow, orange, red-purple, white-green, green and yellow-green

• To complement a healthy diet, a supplement like Blackmores' NutriMulti™ + Wholefood Nutrients can offer an additional boost of vitamins and minerals for more complete nutritional support

Blackmores• Eat what is fresh and in season, Mother Nature knows what we need and when we need it. For example, oranges that are high in Vitamin C, a known immunity booster, are ripe and in season during winter when many of us are prone to colds and flu

• Try and maintain at least five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit each day to maintain a healthy nutrient intake

• The darker the colour, the richer the nutrients of the fruit or vegetable so opt for dark vegetables like spinach and beetroot to reap the most benefit. Colour, variety and freshness can be used as a guide to getting the whole food nutrients your body uses for health and wellbeing

• Eating vegetables need not be boring, in the age of the celebrity chef cook books, there are plenty of delicious healthy recipes around, so have some fun!

Blackmores NutriMulti™ + Wholefood Nutrients is available at pharmacy, grocery stores and health food stores, RRP $29.45 for a bottle of 50 tablets.