Eating Right- Why matters

It’s 5.30 am, and you’re already frantic. You missed your 4.30 alarm. You have just enough time for a ‘passport’ shower, dress up quickly, and you’re out. You’re in it, the mad rush that is city life. What about breakfast? Easy, you’ll just get a coffee and perhaps a croissant on your way to work.

By UAP Old Mutual Wellness Team

At the end of the day, you’re exhausted, and it’s late. But there is a little problem. You need to eat. There’s nothing a few slices of pizza cannot fix. We live to fight another day.

An all too common storyline

We need food to get going, alright, but are you eating yourself to an early grave? Think about it. If your schedule controls your meals, then all you have is an unhealthy option of processed foods and skipped meals because the city life demands it.

The ongoing pandemic may have slowed you down and perhaps even allowed you a chance to work out and eat better, but who are we kidding? You could easily swing back to the same unhealthy lifestyle once you get back to the new normal. Who has time for a balanced diet anyway?

Let’s get back to the basics.

How balanced is your diet?

Your food may be nutritious, but, likely, it’s not balanced.  Besides the well-known food groups, proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins, your meal needs to have a good portion of minerals, calories, fiber and fat, accompanied with sufficient water intake. Let’s take an in-depth look;

The basic food groups

There are five basic food groups:

If you include one item from each of these food groups in your meals, then you’ll be on your way to achieving a balanced diet.

Why is it so important?

The world has changed, and nearly everyone is in the fast lane. With so much to do in so little time, it’s easy to get all caught up! But once you realize that with little effort, you can get there, then you’ll have a place to start. Here’s why we’re making a fuss about it:

What does a good diet do to my mental state?

A well-balanced diet can help you alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.  Once you get what you eat right, you should experience a clearer thought process and an enhanced mood.

But which foods are these?

Let’s simplify this.

This World Food Health Day

Take a second look at your fridge and replace processed foods with freshly cooked ones. Think twice before ordering that pizza and remember the importance of eating clean. After all, you are what you eat.



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Old Mutual Money Market Fund Daily Yield : 7.09%  Annual Rate: 7.33%
Old Mutual Equity Fund Buying Price: 388.75  Selling Price: 388.75
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Fund Prices

Fund Prices at 26th October 2021

Fund Name Currency Daily Yield Effective Annual Rate
Old Mutual Money Market Fund Kenya Shillings 7.09% 7.33%
Fund Name Currency Buying Price Selling Price
Old Mutual Equity Fund Kenya Shilling 388.75 388.75
Old Mutual Balanced Fund/Toboa Kenya Shillings 146.02 146.02
Old Mutual Bond Fund Kenya Shillings 100.17 100.17

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