All About Nutrition

Nutrition Questions

Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Lesa Rusher, who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.

Lesa Rusher is a qualified naturopath with a thriving business in Canberra, Australia and has a wealth of experience treating clients on a variety of health issues. Lesa Rusher's full credentials can be found in our experts area.

Lesa Rusher will answer your nutrition-related questions.

Q: I make a smoothie out of skim milk, V-8 Fusion juice (blueberry/pomegranate), frozen wild blueberries, almonds, walnuts, probiotic fat free yogurt, honey - all in appropriate portions, every single morning for breakfast.

Is this healthy?


A: It really depends on the rest of your diet. As a general rule, it may not be the best health choice to only eat the same food every day for breakfast, even if it is a healthy food choice. The body needs a variety of nutrients from the food eaten each day (vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients) and eating the same foods each day may not provide this adequately.

If you really like smoothies for breakfast, try to use other ingredients sometimes (different fruit, a banana, different types of juice, different ground nuts, maybe some ground psyllium or flax).

If you have time, try other breakfast ideas to ensure that you have enough portions of all the food groups each day.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.


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