Posted by Aston Avery

Team GB nutritionist offers advice and tips on how to balance our food with mood

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the incredible athleticism of the Winter Olympians. But what we don’t often think about is the strict diet and nutrition playing a key role in the performance, cognition and wellbeing of these athletes – something we could all be more aware of in our own lives too.

In fact, according to new research it’s clear that many of us take a very different approach, with four in five (81%) Brits agreeing that a healthy and balanced diet can improve mood and wellbeing, but three quarters (74%) admitting they always end up opting for foods that are high in sugar when in need of a boost.

The new data commissioned by Aldi surveyed 2000 UK adults and found that chocolate, cake and biscuits are the most common foods that Brits are after when hoping to boost their mood. For over a fifth (21%) it is a bacon sarnie which hits the spot, and a further 20% are after a fry up. For 14% a full roast dinner is the binge of choice.

Aston spoke to Team GB nutritionist Nigel Mitchell.

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