Skip the diet, just eat healthy

Food is a source of health, energy and enjoyment. Few things in life provide as much pleasure as a delicious meal shared with family or friends, and nothing can do more for your total health and well-being - glowing skin, bright clear eyes, your stamina and strength, immune system, even your mood - as the right sort of food and the right proportions.


Nutrition is all about looking after yourself and eating to stay fit and healthy.  Along with exercise and stress management, it’s one of the three things that can have a huge impact of how well you feel, how much energy you have over the day and how in shape you stay.

In today’s busy world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking there’s not enough time to cook or that it’s easier to order a home delivered pizza.  But this is short-sighted.  It’s never been easier to eat for health, because today’s menus are fresh and light, without the rich sauces and heavy desserts of the past.  In addition, supermarkets and food stores now offer convenient ingredients and meals that can be reheated at home and offer a healthier alternative to take-away foods.

10 reasons to eat for health

  1. Provide all the essential nutrients you need without overloading your body with too many calories (kilojoules) and too much fat or salt.
  2. Give you vitality and energy.
  3. Help you stay at a weight that’s right for you.
  4. Boost your immune system.
  5. Ward off serious illnesses such as heart disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and gallbladder disease.
  6. Delay the effects of ageing.
  7. Build strong bones.
  8. Improve sports performance.
  9. Protect teeth and keep gums healthy.
  10. Enhance your ability to concentrate and alter your mood.