RECHARGE WITH DELICIOUS VITAMIN C GOODNESS
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Health & Lifestyle
Feeling fatigued? You’re not alone. Since the return to physical workplaces, 1 in 3 Singaporeans have found themselves feeling more tired throughout the day. Our food choices can play key role in determining our energy levels throughout the day – but are Singaporeans eating well?
A recent YouGov survey commissioned by Zespri, “Nutrition and Vitamin C Matters”1, found that one in two Singaporeans (56%) were unsure if they are meeting their daily nutritional needs. Many admit that they do not eat healthy, well-balanced meals regularly, with only 16% eating at least one healthy, well-balanced meal a day, and less than half (45%) eating such meals 1 to 3 times in a week.
Little steps go a long way
When selecting a snack, accessibility and convenience were the top considerations (34%), and when Singaporeans need to recharge their energy levels, only 1 in 4 would choose fruit, with Gen Zs more likely to reach out for sugary snacks (42%) and bubble tea (27%).
Small changes in eating habits can go a long way, starting by consciously making food and snack choices that are nutrient-dense. Dr Verena Tan, Associate Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology, explained, “I’ve observed that Singaporeans tend to eat meals or snack on items that are high in calories, but not necessarily nutrient-dense. We need to eat a diverse and balanced diet to reap the benefits of various nutrients for our body to function properly. The food that we eat can affect how we feel – fruits and vegetables provide vitamins and important nutrients in the body that are essential to maintaining energy.”