Diet

What is a healthy diet?
Variety is the spice of life. Enjoy a wide variety of foods:
Choosing a variety of foods adds to the enjoyment of meals and snacks. Eating is one of the life's great pleasures and it is important to take time to stop, relax and enjoy mealtimes and snacks. So whether it is three square meals or six mini-meals or snacks, the aim is to make healthy choices you can enjoy.

A little of what you fancy does you good
Balancing your food intake means getting enough, but not too much, of each type of nutrient. If portion sizes are kept reasonable, there is no need to eliminate favourite foods. Moderate amounts of all foods can help ensure that energy (calorie) intake is controlled and that excessive amounts of any one food or food component are not eaten.

Get your five a day (at the very least)
Many studies have shown an association between the intake of these foods and a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. An increased intake of fruits and vegetables has also been associated with decreased blood pressure.

Water is the key to life
Adults need to drink at least 1.5 litres of fluid daily, even more if it is hot day or they are physically active.  Drinking water helps keep you hydrated, keeps you young, keeps your skin moisturized and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. There are even more benefits of drinking water, like helps you lose weight, helps you build muscle, makes you smarter and is good for your joints.

Eat fats in moderation
Fat is a nutrient in food that is essential for good health. Fats provide a ready source of energy and enable the body to absorb, circulate and store the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Fat-containing foods are needed to supply "essential fatty acids" that the body cannot make. Try flax oil rapeseed oil or coconut oil to help with this. Most dietary recommendations are that less than 30% of the day's total calories should come from fat and less than 10% of the day's total calories should come from saturated fat. To learn more about good fats click here

Fill the gaps
If you don’t eat enough vegetables, take a multi vitamin. If you’ve got your bloods done with the doctor, and your low in iron, then take an Iron supplement. But be aware that vitamins are intended to supplement a healthy diet, not to replace foods. To learn more about quality multi vitamins click here.

What diet works?
There is no one diet that fits all, at least not that I've seen yet. But to get a broad view of some of the more popular diets available follow the links below. Underneath that list you can find a range of vitamins that might help with certain diets.

 

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