Eating a healthy diet will help you to get all the nutrients and energy your body needs. Research shows that some cancers, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and gut diseases are all influenced by diet.
So eating a healthy balanced diet can help protect you and reduce your future risk.
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Eating a healthy diet will help you to get all the nutrients and energy your body needs. Research shows that some cancers, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and gut diseases are all influenced by diet. So eating a healthy balanced diet can help protect you and reduce your future risk.
Healthy recommendations are:
- Eat the right amount of food for how active you are
- People with special dietary needs or a medical condition should ask their doctor or a registered dietitian for advice
- Eat a range of foods to make sure you’re getting a balanced diet
- Eat less salt, sugar and fatty foods
- Start each day with a breakfast
- Eat healthy snack or meal every 2-3 hours to maintain your energy levels and fuel the body.
- Keep hydrated and reduce caffeine, alcohol and foods that don’t support your health
- 8 Tips for Eating Well Infographic from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)
- Use the Eatwell Guide to help you get the balance right – It shows how much of what you eat should come from each food group.
- Making better choices with the Eatwell Guide – Watch the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) Eatwell Guide Video Podcast
- Download the Change4Life Food Scanner App – Scan the barcodes of more than 140,000 products to look up the sugar, saturated fat and salt in everyday foods and drinks.
Download a fact sheet
- Caffeine levels in popular drinks
- Eating for energy
- Snacking tips
- Benefits of being hydrated
- How much water should I drink
- Top tips for staying hydrated
- Tips for eating out
- Tips for reducing fats in your diet
- Caffeine and my health
- Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates
- Eat lots of fruit and veg
- Eat more fish – including a portion of oily fish
- Cut down on saturated fat and sugar
- Eat less salt
- Get active and be a healthy weight
- Don’t get thirsty
- Don’t skip breakfast.
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