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Why eat healthily?
Food is essential for life, but what type of food you eat is also important. Would you run a car on the wrong petrol? Then make sure you fuel your body with the right food!
Quite literally, "we are what we eat". When we eat food, it is converted into building blocks for our body - it enables us to grow, and for cells to be repaired and renewed. It is also converted to energy, allowing us to move and carry out activities.
Therefore, eating healthily is important as it:
- Enhances our sense of general wellbeing - it makes you feel good!
- Helps you to maintain a healthy body weight
- Reduces the risk of diseases such as heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis, and tooth disease
- Has a positive effect on behaviour and brain health
Eating healthily helps us to live a longer, healthier life!
What is healthy eating?
A healthy diet consists of a variety of foods so you are able to get all the nutrients your body needs. It is important to eat the right amount of food for how active you are.