The majority of us now know that eating healthy foods on a regular basis can be really helpful towards preventing and fighting many different diseases, including cancer. So it won’t come as a surprise to many of you that here at WHCS, we actively encourage as many people as possible to try and include more nutritious and healthy foods in their diet, the long term aim being for them to make gradual but permanent changes to what they eat and drink.
It can be hard to break unhealthy food habits for a couple of reasons; a) habits are notoriously difficult to break and b) most of would feel very hard done by if we had to stop eating all the things we enjoy! But trying to eat more healthily in general doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself now and again to that piece of cake or chocolate or a nice meal out. In fact, if your diet is generally pretty healthy, then you usually find you won’t crave unhealthy food as much as you used to and so there’s no need to feel guilty about a sweet treat here and there!
In general, some of the widely suggested advice for more healthy eating includes:
- Increase your fruit and veg intake with a minimum of 5 x portions daily
- Reduce your red meat intake; eat more fish and poultry
- Reduce adding salt and sugar to your food; substitute sugar with honey where possible
- Reduce your intake of processed and ready-made foods
- Reduce your caffeine intake as this can deplete your vitamin levels
- Drink more water
- Start your day with porridge or fruit
- Reduce snacking on unhealthy foods like biscuits and crisps; switch to carrot sticks, fruit, rice cakes, etc.
Additional information about healthy eating is available from WHCS so please feel free drop us a line or give us a call on 0151 652 9313 to find out more.