• Question: What sort of food do you eat,for example does it consist of the nutrients and proteins you need

    Asked by DylanA to Charlie ๐Ÿš€, Andrea, Col Op, Kirsty, Vinita on 18 Jun 2016. This question was also asked by Shea Templeman, dat boi.
    • Photo: Charles Laing

      Charles Laing answered on 18 Jun 2016:


      Hi DylanA,

      A healthy diet consist of around 2000 calories a day and you should aim to eat a good balance of the three main nutrients: protein, fat and carbohydrate.

      A healthy amount is to get your daily calories from 20% protein, 30% fat and 50% carbohydrate. We call these the macronutrients.

      Of course you need other vitamins and minerals and these can be found in fruit and vegetables. It is recommended you eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

      Astronauts in space try to follow this as best they can but the food looks very different – it is all freeze dried!

      Charlie ๐Ÿš€

    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 21 Jun 2016:


      All the astronaut’s food is specially prepared by nutritionists so that they can choose any ‘meal’ pack/tin and they know it has all the energy, nutrients, proteins etc that they need. Then there is extra snack food and that doesn’t help with nutrients but it tastes good ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 22 Jun 2016:


      I mostly eat healthy food- but my weakness is chocolate biscuits, and brownies ๐Ÿ™‚

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