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Healthy eating

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining your health. Not only will it make you feel good but it will help you to maintain your independence.

A balanced diet means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

NHS advice

The NHS advises the following:

  • eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day 
  • base meals on 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, eaten in small amounts
  • drink plenty of fluids

Find out more about healthy eating on the NHS Eat Well website