10 nutrition tips by Amanda Ford from Zest+Zing

Nutritionist Amanda Ford from Zest+Zing is passionate about inspiring her clients to get their zest for life back, with good food, health and nutrition. No fads or diets, Amanda believes in empowering you to create the healthy body that you want with a balanced approach to healthy living.

Amanda works with her clients to address the underlying drivers to their health problems at her private practice in Sydney’s northern beaches and via Skype consultations. Zest+Zing is also a place for healthy resources, recipes, nutrition tips and meal plans all available online at

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10 nutrition tips

Protein for breakfast

Protein is vital for a healthy body, energy, weight loss and maintaining healthy skin of course. Always start your day with a protein rich breakfast like a smoothie, eggs or homemade muesli/porridge with nuts and seeds.

Go fish!

like salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines. These fish are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are known for their anti-inflammatory benefits, but also anti-ageing and beneficial for our skin. The good fats help nourish and protect your skin, and leave your hair silky and shiny.

Dose of Vitamin C

Kiwi fruits contain over 100% of our daily-recommended intake of Vitamin C, all in just one piece of this low sugar fruit! Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which helps boost our immune system, prevent colds, reduces skin pigmentation and produces collagen for firm and toned skin.

The good bacteria

Foods rich in beneficial bacteria help restore healthy gut function, which is the centre to our immune system, skin and overall health. Including foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, kombucha and natural Greek yoghurt in your diet helps maintain healthy digestion and skin health. You can also take a daily probiotic supplement.


A healthier alternative to packaged chips and crackers. Almonds are rich in protein, good fats and Vitamin E, which is an important skin nutrient.

No to soda

They contain artificial sweeteners and sugars which are not only bad for the waistline but can harm your health. So switch these sugary drinks with a sparkling mineral water or freshly squeezed vegetable juice.

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this plan pigment has cleansing and alkalizing properties which supports liver detoxification, protects our skin and improves digestion. You can buy organic liquid chlorophyll which is a nice alkalizing drink to enjoy between meals, or especially after consuming caffeine.

Antioxidant fruits

blueberries, strawberries, kiwi fruit, kale, spinach, broccoli, beetroot, red capsicums. Antioxidants are protective against free-radical damage, preventing ageing and protect against chronic disease.


rich in healthy fats and skin loving nutrients Vitamin C and E, avocado is a great addition to any fresh salad or morning smoothie.

Raw Cacao

rich in magnesium, a mineral which is needed for muscle relaxation, good sleep, energy production and to regulate our stress response. Adding raw cacao to a post workout smoothie is the perfect recovery meal, which also helps quench any chocolate craving.

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