The Effects Of Lifestyle On Health

1024 WordsOct 21, 20155 Pages
Assignment 1: The Effects of Lifestyle on Health ‘Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition – an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity – is a cornerstone of good health. Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity.’ http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eight-tips-healthy-eating.aspx The World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines state that to maintain a healthy balanced diet, people need to be consuming foods in a range of different food groups and so they have devised a daily recommended allowance as a guide to help people focus on what they ned to be eating to remain healthy and prevent dietary related chronic diseases. . Figure 2 – WHO guidelines http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/publications/trs916/en/gsfao_overall.pdf The department of health released a helpful tool called ‘the eat well plate’ whichhighlights the types of different foods we should be including in our diets and shows the proportion we should be having to sustain a healthy balanced diet. Figure 2 – The Eat Well Plate http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eatwell-plate.asap The meals we consume must be made up of these five main food groups. Meals should contain at least 1/3 fruit and vegetables
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