Why Healthy Eating is important.

Healthy Eating is important. Not only does it provide us with the important nutrients our body needs, it can also help reduce the risk of developing numerous conditions, including:

– Obesity


– Heart Disease


– Osteoporosis; &

– Some types of cancer

How can healthy eating be achieved?

Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about making sure you eat the right amount of foods from the five major food groups.

Carbohydrates – these should make up 38 percent of our daily diet. Foods include potatoes, bread, rice, pasta.

Fruit and vegetablesthese should make up 40 percent of our daily diet. You should try to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day. One portion of fruit/vegetables is 80g.

Dairy and alternatives – these should make up 8 percent of our daily diet and include cheese, yogurt, milk.

Non-dairy protein – these should make up 12 percent of our daily diet. Foods include meat, fish, nuts, pulses and eggs.

Oils and spreads – these should make up 1 percent of our daily diet. You should choose unsaturated oils and use in small amounts.

Information sourced: https://www.bupa.co.uk

If you have a Private Medical Insurance policy, you can access a wide range of health information online via their websites and social media, some of which will help you keep in shape and improve your diet and nutrition.

Because lifestyle isnt the only determinant of health outcomes, even healthy people become unwell sometimes. Private Medical Insurance can help you get prompt access to the treatment and support you need to help you get back on the road to recovery. SMP Healthcare Ltd can assist you in finding the right policy to suit your requirements. If you would like to speak to one of our team, please contact us on 01245 929 129 or email enquires@smphealthcare.com.