It is widely understood that a healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to avoid many long-term illness and disease. Eating a healthy, balanced diet, regular exercise and not smoking are some of the simple ways a healthy lifestyle can be achieved.
A healthy diet can help to sustain your body and allow it to perform daily tasks with ease. A healthy diet gives the body the right fuel to function and helps to avoid injuries and stress. It comprises of all the major food groups i.e. carbohydrates, proteins, fats and fibre.
Figure 1, Healthy, balanced diet chart. From Macmillan Cancer Support