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The benefits of eating a healthy diet - Group Talk - Week Commencing 17th June 2024.

A varied healthy diet furnishes all of the;

  • Energy we require to remain active throughout the day.

  • Nutrients we require for our growth and repair, assisting us to stay strong and healthy and to assist with the prevention of diet-related illness, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke.

Remaining active and eating a varied healthy diet can also support maintain a healthy weight.

Its important to embrace our Micronutrients as much as our Macronutrients, as deficiencies in key Micronutrients can lead to shortfalls of Vitamins A, B, C and E, and Iron and Selenium which can affect our immune system.

Achieving a healthy diet, is finding the right balance between different nutrients to maximise health benefits, a balanced diet generally containing foods from each of the following food groups;

  • fruit and Veg

  • Beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein

  • Whole carbohydrates (Not refined) Wholegrain/wholemeal, high fibre

  • Some dairy/dairy alternatives

  • Small amounts of unsaturated fats

  • Water 6-8 glasses a day

Its important to have plenty of fibre in your diet, covering a variety of 30 different plants a week and 30g's of fibre a day.

Avoiding (UPF) Ultra Processed Foods where possible.

A healthy balanced diet can support us to;

  • Maybe live longer

  • Keep skin, teeth and eyes healthy

  • Supports muscles

  • Boost immunity

  • Strengthens bones

  • Reduces risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers

  • Supports healthy pregnancies and breastfeeding

  • Aids the digestive system function

  • Helps achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Lets have a bit of fun quiz...

Food Quiz How well do you know your healthy foods
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We can all achieve a healthy balanced diet promoting our health and well-being.


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