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A Healthy Diet?. What is a healthy diet?. A healthy diet is a balanced diet . (Eating nutrients from a variety of foods) Less fat Less sugar ( 4 things to remember) Less salt More fibre. Food related illnesses. Too much fat = Obesity / Coronary heart disease, diabetes.

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A Healthy Diet?


What is a healthy diet?

A healthy diet is a balanced diet.

(Eating nutrients from a variety of foods)

  • Less fat

  • Less sugar ( 4 things to remember)

  • Less salt

  • More fibre.


Food related illnesses

  • Too much fat = Obesity / Coronary heart disease, diabetes.

  • Too much salt = Hypertension- (High blood pressure)

  • Too much sugar = Tooth decay, obesity, diabetes.


Too much saturated fat?

Too much saturated fat blocks the arteries up and leads to CORONARY HEART DISEASE.

The build up of fat prevents oxygen rich blood being pumped along the arteries to and from the heart.


A close up look.


Childhood obesity


The vicious circle


Statistics:- USA 1st/ UK 2nd

Figures for childhood obesity have trebled over the last 30 years.


Too much sugar.

Tooth decay

Diabetes


More Fibre

What are the benefits?

  • Stimulate the digestive system

  • Helps prevent constipation

  • Helps reduce the risk of bowel disease – diverticulitis & colon cancer

  • Helps us to feel full.


Fibre


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