We hear lots about healthy eating and getting your 5 a Day - 5 portions of fruit and veg - and having a healthy balanced diet... BUT did you know that:
A healthy diet is also important for your wellbeing and mental health. Have a look at this film to find out more.
The Eatwell Plate - a really good guide to healthier eating
(Click on the Eatwell Plate to download a copy)
It can be hard to keep a healthy diet. Especially when there's a temptation to eat sweets and junk food. But it's important to get a balance in your diet of the right amount of each food group.
A balanced diet also includes drinks. Your body needs to stay hydrated to keep healthy. But think about what you drink. Caffeine and sugary drinks:
- can cause mood swings
- affect your energy levels, feeling full of energy before a "sugar low" where you may feel tired and grumpy
- can make you put on weight if you have too much sugar
- can give you trouble sleeping if you have them at night.
It's best to drink water and natural juices which don't have loads of sugar.