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Eating a healthy balanced diet not only helps us look and feel good, it helps us to stay healthy.
Benefits include :
The nutrients we need for a healthy body and mind consist of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. Knowing what these do for you and your body will help you stay healthy!
The NHS' eatwell plate (PDF) shows the different types of food we need to eat – and in what proportions – to have a well balanced and healthy diet.
For more information, visit the NHS website on healthy eating.
Try to have five portions of fruit and veg a day. They're a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, and can help reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. Are you getting your five-a-day?
BMI is a measure of whether you're a healthy weight for your height. Your age and sex is also taken into consideration.
Find out your BMI number by using the NHS BMI healthy weight calculator.
Sat Bains cooks some quick and easy HealthyU recipes for three students in his Michelin Star Restaurant in Nottingham. Submit your healthy recipes. The best ones will be uploaded to the HealthyU website!
Do you have food rituals? Exercise excessively to control your weight? Obsessed about your calorie intake? Or comfort eat when feeling emotional?
If any of these sound familiar, then it is important to get help. Anyone, regardless of sex, age, cultural or racial background can develop an eating disorder.
For more information, talk to your GP, contact the confidential University Counselling Service or speak to the Students' Union's Advice Centre.
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