A healthy balanced diet is really important for maintaining good physical and mental health.
Eating healthily can help you to feel your best and can help to prevent ill health and diseases. Simple changes can make big differences so why not make a change today?
Too much sugar can lead to a build-up of harmful fat on the inside of our bodies that we can't see. This fat can cause serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Eating too much sugar can also cause tooth decay.
Bit of a trick question as any fat in excess is bad for us. We need some fat to help our bodies absorb vitamins and stay healthy. But we shouldn't have too much, especially saturated fat as this can raise our cholesterol, leading to serious problems such as heart attack or stroke.
Our bodies are two thirds water so staying hydrated is essential for many of our basic functions like concentration, getting rid of toxins and keeping bowel movements healthy and regular. But do tea and coffee count towards your 8 glasses a day?
Change 4 Life has lots of ideas for helping you and your family eat more healthily with easy, affordable recipes and top tips.
For lots of useful tips and advice on cooking and healthy eating for older adults especially for those with caring responsibilities, click below.
The Eat Well guide gives a great overview of the variety and proportions of foods that are recommended for a healthy diet. For more information click below.
WANT MORE SUPPORT AND ADVICE?
If you would like support with your eating habits or to find out about the various activities on offer in Knowsley contact the Healthy Knowsley Hub on 0800 0731 202 or 0151 289 9555. Or if you would prefer someone to contact you, simply complete the Hub referral form.
DID YOU KNOW?
If everything else in their diet is equal, a person who has a can of Coke a day will gain an extra 14.5 lbs per year, just from the calories alone.
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