• Leighanne Stephens

How to tell if food is healthy

It's very easy to get confused these days with what's healthy and not. We're told to go for low fat instead but then told that the low fat options have more sugar and.... sugar is basically cocaine (pull the other one).

So here is the simplest and easiest way to help not overcomplicate things when deciding if something is healthy. Just answer a few questions.

Is it straight from the ground or animal (i.e. whole food)?

If yes, it's probably healthy unless it's a wild mushroom or moss or something...

Has it undergone some processing to get to this state? If yes, could this processing deteriorate the nutritional value of the food (vitamins)? How has it been cooked and prepared? Frying, deep frying, grilling, oven baked, rolled in eggs and flour?

It's super simple and definitely doesn't make anyone here an expert but it's a nice and intuitive way to make healthier decisions on the fly without having to learn how to read and decipher food labels.

I will be making a post on reading the labels on food soon so keep your eye out for it!

Let me know how you get on in the comments below.

Peace out,



LS Fitness By Leighanne based in South East London