Healthy eating

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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Healthy eating

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

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ARTICLES

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