What are the benefits of healthy eating

A well balanced diet provides all of the.

  • Energy you need to keep active throughout the day.
  • Nutrients you need for growth and repair helping you to stay strong and healthy and help to prevent diet related illnesses,such as some cancers

Keeping active and eating a healthy balance diet can also help you maintain a healthy weight.

Heart health

A healthy diet rich in fruit,vegetables, whole grains and low fat dairy can help to reduce your risk of heart disease by maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol levels.high blood pressure and cholesterol can be symptoms of too much salt and saturated fat in your diet.eatin a portion of oil fish such as salmon and trout each week can also lower the risk of developing heart disease.the high levels of omega 3fatty acids in oily fish is good for heart health.

Strong bone

A di rich in calcium keeps your teeth and bones strong and can help to slow bone loss (osteoporosis)associated with getting older.calcium is usually associated with dairy products,but you can also get calcium by eating. Sardines, pilchards or tinned salmon with bones

  • Dark green vegetables such as kale and broccoli
  • Calcium fortified foods such as soya products, fruit juices and cereals.

As vitamins D helps your body absorb calcium,make sure you get outside your body get vitamin D from the sun and have plenty of food containing vitamin D in your diet such as oily fish and fortified cereals.more about vitamin D

How to manage your weight

Eating a healthy diet that includes lot of fruits,vegetables,whole grains and a moderate amount of unsaturated fats meat and dairy can help you maintain a steady weight.having a good variety of these foods every day leave less room for foods that are high in fat and sugar a leading cause of weight gain.together with exercise eating a healthy diet in the right proportion can also help you lose weight,lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure also help decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes.