Updated: Jun 23
Section 1. Eat Better. Why?
* To eat in a healthy way to protect your health
What you choose to put in your body really affects how you feel and how healthy you are. Eating the right type of foods in the right amount is one of the most important steps you can do for your overall health. Eating a balanced diet can reduce your risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases and other health issues.
Nutrition First helps you to understand a healthy approach to food and how to get into good eating habits. It is about taking your own health and wellbeing seriously and finding ways to make a balanced diet that works for you. Eating healthily can be tasty, simple and doesn't have to take extra time. It's about making gradual long-term changes and enjoying the food you eat!
"You don't need to get the balance right in every meal, but try to get it right as often as you can"
* The benefits of a healthy balanced diet!
Eating a healthy balanced diet over time can reduce the risk of developing many diseases such as heart and circulatory diseases, metabolic disease and can reduce the risk of becoming overweight or malnourished. In a similar way, an unhealthy diet increases your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol or Type 2 diabetes and can lead to obesity. All of these conditions are known as health risk factors.
"The short term benefits of eating better are great too. By provinding your body the nutrients it needs, you'll have more energy, feel stronger and healthier."
* Now is always the best time to start
When it comes to making changes, it is important just to make a start.
Start now. Start Small:
Making small changes can significantly add up to a major difference. It can be something as simple as having one less sugar in your tea or swapping your afternoon biscuit for a piece of fruit.
Changes do not happen overnight. Benefits like significant weight loss, for example, may take longer to start showing, but you should soon notice an increase in energy, better sleep, and mood as well as more concentration etc...
Entire lifestyle changes do not come in one day. However, making small changes and building up each week or month and you will be more likely to stick to your new habits.
" If you make small changes every day, you can really improve your health and prevent or reduce the risk of certain types of disease"