Could this viral TikTok trend help you to eat a more balanced diet?
Posted by Natasha Mayhew on 19 January, 2021
Tiktok creators and foodies far and wide have been sharing their creations during this lockdown. From the infamous lockdown banana bread to vegan treats. Tiktok has brought us so many quick and easy healthy recipes and hacks!
The latest trend is no exception… but we think this viral tortilla wrap sensation, which involves using different ingredients in four sections of a tortilla before folding and toasting it could help you eat a more balanced diet.
Click here to see how it is done!
This recipe is from everything-delish.com
Studies show that quartering your plate is a great way to control your portion sizes and intake of different food groups.
This is a great technique as measuring and weighing food isn’t appealing for some, nor is it practical for everyday life. It is suggested that to maintain a healthy, balanced diet, we should be filling two-quarters of our plate with non-starchy vegetables, a quarter with starch-based carbohydrates, and the last quarter with protein rich foods.
Two quarters non-starchy vegetables
Non-Starchy vegetables are foods that have less impact on blood sugar levels and are packed with nutrients, such as broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, and most salads such as lettuce and spinach.
One quarter starch based carbohydrates
Your carbohydrates could include wholegrain foods such as rice, beans, and pulses, or bread. (This is where your tortilla would come in). Or other options for this section could include starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, peas, and parsnips.
One quarter protein
The final quarter is your protein-rich foods and this could include Fish, Meat, or Eggs, Oily fish is particularly good for cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Lots of fish also include omega 3 which is proven to help with anxiety, concentration, and even vision and eye health.
For more information on these food, groups refer to – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/