What is it all about? - we hear so much information these days it's hard to know what to believe and what not too!
Healthy eating is all about eating a range of foods which gives us a healthy and wholesome balance. It's really important to eat different food types so we get all the nutrients such as vitamins and minerals that we need. Fibre and whole grain foods are excellent too as they help us to digest food really well.
Healthy eating is about enjoying all the wonderful foods out there as well as understanding what we are eating and why? Healthy eating is not designed to be restrictive or un-exciting - there is tremendous variety in what we can prepare and cook.
Removing salt from our cooking and replacing with herbs and spices is a great way of adding extra flavour. Use small amounts of unsaturated fats (liquid at room temperature) in cooking or maybe a spray dispenser or just water for cooking if you want to keep it mega-healthy. We need a good balance of protein and carbohydrate but the least amount of sugar and fats.
Keeping hydrated as well is really key, sensible water intake keeps our bodies working just as they should be helping for example our joints, digestion, brains and skin.
If you would like to find out even more about healthy eating please have a look at the websites featured below, there is lots of information to guide you in eating healthily. And for the children there are some fun sites too!
Good for children:
How do you rate this information / service?
Further questions about Healthy Eating
t: 01279 655261
I want to...