Healthy eating can seem like hard work, but it does not have to be! We are all guilty of the takeaways, especially after a night out. However, we should aim to eat healthily.
Recently, the food pyramid was updated to show that the foods in the top shelf are not needed for a healthy lifestyle, and they should not be consumed daily. These foods are higher is sugar, fats, and salt.
Use the Food Pyramid to plan your daily food choices. The Food Pyramid shows how much of what you eat overall should come from each shelf to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. The shape of the Food Pyramid shows the types of foods and drinks people need to eat most for healthy eating. It is divided into six shelves, and each provides you with the range of nutrients and energy needed for good health. Healthy eating is all about choosing the right amounts from each shelf. Small changes can make a big difference!
It’s important to plan your meals to keep you on track! It can also help you to save money when you don’t waste money on take away’s or food you won’t eat during the week. Make meals in bulk so you can pop the leftovers into the freezer. This will save you from having to cook some night too!
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