Eat Well

Our Eat Well section covers the benefits of eating well, includes practical advice, facts and healthy recipes – as well as links to useful information resources.

Making healthier eating choices in your life

Adopting a healthy diet is one of the cornerstones of leading a healthy lifestyle. A balanced diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, support and maintain your health and well-being, and help you feel your best.

By making healthier choices, your diet can provide a good balance of nutrients while limiting or avoiding excess foods that may be high in saturated fat, sugar, or salt. This can help you to live longer and lower risks of obesity, heart disease, and even some cancers.

What does a healthy diet consist of?

What does a healthy diet consist of?

A healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring. There are plenty of healthy recipes that you can try out.

There is no single perfect diet. Everyone has different dietary needs. But a healthy diet generally includes: plenty of vegetables and fruits whole grains healthy fats, like nuts and oily fish and lean meats.

Healthy diets may seem difficult to achieve, especially with the abundance of unhealthy food choices available.

But a healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring, in fact quite the opposite. There are so many ways to get creative with your food, giving you a tasty, healthier eating choice.

There are plenty of healthy recipes that you can try out, and can be used by everyone, including those who have special dietary requirements or who have food allergies.

The NHS website has some great tips on Healthy breakfasts and Surprising 100-calorie snacks which give you a great starting point to eating a little healthier. We will be adding further recipes in our articles section in the future.

How to make healthier food choices

  • Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day
  • Base meals on higher fibre starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
  • Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks)
  • Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein
  • Choose unsaturated oils and spreads, and eat them in small amounts
  • Drink plenty of fluids (at least 6 to 8 glasses a day)

Making healthier eating choices in your life

Adopting a healthy diet is one of the cornerstones of leading a healthy lifestyle. A balanced diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, support and maintain your health and well-being, and help you feel your best.

By making healthier choices, your diet can provide a good balance of nutrients while limiting or avoiding excess foods that may be high in saturated fat, sugar, or salt. This can help you to live longer and lower risks of obesity, heart disease, and even some cancers.

“Eat Well” Resources that may help

Below are a list of resources that may help you with making smarter eating choices.