A healthy balanced diet should provide your body with the fuel and nutrients it needs. But what exactly does your body need and why? And which foods should you be eating to ensure you’re getting enough?
Knowing the facts makes it easier to start building simple healthy eating habits for a change that lasts.
Find out the answers in our get the facts article before viewing our tips, tricks and tools below to identify how to make small changes for a healthy balanced diet.
Now you know the facts, find out how to make small changes for a healthy balanced diet that lasts
Click on the links below to learn more about the science of nutrition and get practical tips and ideas to help you build healthy eating habits.
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Find out which superfruits reduce your risk of medical conditions and give you a well needed boost.
Discover 6 practical ways to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet.
Explore the science behind your food cravings and learn a simple technique to keep them at bay.
Discover 7 practical ways to reduce the amount of salt in your diet.
A few simple food swaps can reduce your calorie intake without the need for drastic diets.
Make a habit of drinking more water with these simple practical tips.
Find out how much fluid you should be drinking each day and which drinks count towards your target.
Learn which vitamins your body needs, why and where to get them.
Discover 7 foods you can eat to keep your magnesium levels topped up – and why you should!
Find out why you should be getting a regular helping of good bacteria and where to find them.
Find out which foods can help you manage stress and why.
Nutritionist, Anjanette Fraser shares eating tips that could reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Learn more about eating disorders, signs to watch out for and how you can help someone who is struggling.
Discover which foods to eat to give your mood a boost (and which to avoid!).
Discover practical, easy ways to get your 5 a day, every day!
It’s not always what you eat, but how you eat it that makes a difference to your waistline.
Try one of our quick and easy recipe ideas. Each meal has been carefully selected for its balance of healthy ingredients and delicious flavour.
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Whether you’ve got 5 minutes or 1 hour, start your day the right way with one of these delicious breakfast ideas.GET THE RECIPES
Avoid that 3pm sugar crash with one of these healthy balanced lunch ideas. The key is protein!GET THE RECIPES
Planning ahead can help ensure you eat a balanced nutritious meal each night, even after a long day. Here are a few ideas to get you started.GET THE RECIPES
Try one of these delicious meat-free recipe ideas, designed to ensure you get your daily helping of protein, iron, calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin D and more!GET THE RECIPES
Whether you’re a committed vegan or just want to try something different, cook up one of our vibrant vegan dishes, packed full of flavour.GET THE RECIPES
Whether you’re lactose intolerant or simply trying to reduce your amount of dairy, give one of our delicious dairy free recipes a try.GET THE RECIPES
If you’re following a gluten free diet give one of these recipe ideas a go.GET THE RECIPES
To avoid the 3pm energy slump, give one of our protein filled snack recipes a try.GET THE RECIPES
EAT AND EXERCISE FOR ENERGY
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Eat and exercise for energy course
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