Healthy Eating and why it is good for us?

The benefits of a balanced and varied diet are an important step towards a healthy and happy lifestyle.  Vitamins and minerals are vital to boost immunity and healthy development. That is why we should concentrate on our efforts towards healthy eating.

Eating healthily can also protect the body against certain types of diseases, particularly non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer and skeletal conditions. Gout is an arthritic condition that can be controlled by eating a healthy diet. Making positive lifestyle changes could prevent an attack of gout and stop it from coming back.

Eating lots of fruit and vegetables, exercising and reducing your fat, sugar and salt intake all help towards achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Some steps to healthy eating

Eat bread, whole grains, pasta, rice or potatoes several times a day.

Control fat intake (not more than 30% of daily energy) and replace most saturated fats with unsaturated fats.

Replace fatty meat and meat products with beans, legumes, lentils, fish, poultry or lean meat.

Choose a low-salt diet.  Your total salt intake should not be more than one teaspoon (5g) per day, including the salt in bread and processed, cured and preserved foods.

Use milk and dairy products (kefir, sour milk, yoghurt and cheese) that are low in both fat and salt.

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Which insurance providers promote healthy eating and living?

There are many Health Insurance providers who offer rewards and discounts if you have a Health Insurance policy with them and you live a healthy lifestyle.  Vitality Health are one of these providers and have recently announced that their new Healthy Food benefit with Waitrose & Partners is now live and if you join Vitality Health on an eligible plan you could get up to 25% cashback on selected Waitrose & Partners Good Health Products.

To further help clients to get an active start to 2020, Vitality Health are running an offer with Virgin Active and Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Clubs, where you can enjoy a “no joining fee” up until 29th February 2020, when you take out an eligible Vitality Health plan.

Vitality’s concept is to provide a health insurance policy with added benefits, which include a number of rewards and discounts such as, half price gym membership, up to 40% off a range of Garmin devices and discounted luxury hotel stays.  When you engage with Vitality by living a healthy lifestyle and staying active, they will offer you rewards such as a free drink at Starbucks and free Cineworld and Vue cinema tickets to name but a few.

Vitality’s Reward Partners also include:

Amazon Prime
David Lloyd Clubs
Mr & Mrs Smith Luxury hotels
Alan Carr’s Easyway (stop smoking programme)

The above list is just a small selection as Vitality’s Reward Partners are extensive.

SMP Healthcare is an independent broker and deal with all the major health insurance providers. If you would like SMP Healthcare Ltd to provide you with a quote from Vitality Health or any other provider, then simply contact Tracy on 01245 929129 or email: