The quality of what is often referred to as the Western diet, has dramatically declined in recent years. It is likely that we are no longer getting the right balance of macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrate), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), nor the fibre, phytonutrients and antioxidants our bodies need everyday to maintain and promote health. For example, although we are getting more than enough protein in our diets, we are getting it from animal and dairy products which are laden with fat and cholesterol. Studies have shown that poor diet is strongly associated with poor health. Along with a sedentary lifestyle, this may have played a role in leading to the high incidence of malnutrition, weight gain and chronic diseases.