What is Healthy Eating?
We talk about healthy eating all the time – but what does it really mean?
Is it really about throwing out the chocolate and stocking up on celery sticks? Or is there more to it than that?
Healthy eating is about balance – about getting the right range of nutrients from a number of food groups.
No foods are ‘forbidden’ – anything you want to eat will have its part to play and a place in a healthy diet – including chocolate!
Let us explain.
There are different nutrients in different foods. You need a wide variety of foods so that you have a better chance of eating all the nutrients your body requires.
Ideally your meals should be based around the following five food groups:
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day (this can be in diluting juice, herbal teas etc) and feel free to have one alcoholic drink a day too – this can actually be beneficial to health. Binge drinking is however, a no-no.
To help you decipher the science surrounding healthy eating, visit the 'Jargon Buster' Page – just a little extra help to nudge you along the road to healthy eating.
Written and Endorsed by Ronald Abvajee – MYPERSONALTRAINER
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