Why should you eat a healthy and well balanced diet?  

Why pay attention to what you eat?

Healthy eating will help you get the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and othernutrients. It will help you feel your best and have plenty of energy. Additionally, it will help to rebalanceU.

Healthy eating is one of the best things you can do to prevent and control many health problems, such as:

  • Heart disease.

  • High blood pressure.

  • Type 2 diabetes.

  • Some types of cancer

Is healthy eating the same as going on a diet?

Healthy eating is not a diet. It means making changes you can live with and enjoy for the rest of your life.

Diets are temporary. Because you give up so much when you diet, you may be hungry and think about food all the time. And after you stop dieting, you also may overeat to make up for what you missed.

Eating a healthy, balanced variety of foods is far more satisfying. And if you match that with more physical activity, you are more likely to get to a healthy weight-and stay there-than if you diet.

How do you make healthy eating a habit?

First, think about your reasons for healthier eating. Do you want to improve your health? Do you want to feel better? Are you trying to set an example for your kids?

Next, think about some small changes you can make. Pick ones you can keep doing.

  • Don't try to change everything at once.

  • Set an easy goal you can reach, like having a salad and a piece of fruit each day.

  • Make a long-term goal too, such as having one vegetarian dinner a week.


Where should you have support?

Having support from others can be a huge help. The more support you have, the easier it will be to make changes. We have prepared some user friendly recipes that will help you to get started on the new you.  

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