Healhty Eating

Healhty Eating

Guide to Healthy Eating
A Quick Guide to Healthy Eating

Good nutrition plays a key role in health and wellness and mixed with frequent exercise can lead to a healthier and longer life. Unfortunately many people ignore the need for good nutrition, as evident by the growing number of overweight and obese individuals. There are a number of guidelines that have been set out by Nutrition Australia for older teenagers and adults. Below are some guidelines and information which can aid adults in living a longer, healthier life.

Eat Plenty of These:
• Fresh vegetables, fruit, and legumes
• Cereals (preferably wholegrain and including breads, rice, pasts, and muesli)

• Lean meat, fish, and poultry
• Milks, yoghurts, and cheeses (preferably reduced fat varieties where possible)

Drink Plenty of:
• Water

• Saturated fat and moderate total fat intake
• Alcohol intake

• Foods low in salt
• Foods that have moderate amounts of sugar and foods containing sugar

Other ways in which to live a healthy lifestyle:
• Consuming a varied diet – that is aim for different types of food across the whole range of food
types, such as fruit, vegetable, meats
• To have a healthy lifestyle good eating patterns should be combined with regular moderate

The following are some physical activity guidelines that combined with good nutrition will improve lifestyle:

• Think of movement as an opportunity, not an inconvenience
• Be active everyday in as many ways as you can
• Put at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days
• If you can, also enjoy some regular vigorous exercise for extra health and fitness

With a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise there are a number of positive benefits:

• More energy , less lethargic
• Better concentration and mental processes
• Increased work and life performance
• Happier lifestyle
• Increased self-esteem...

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