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1.2.2 A balanced diet


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You want to stay fit and healthy? In this brochure, you may find some useful tips.

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1.2.2 A balanced diet

  1. 1. A balanced diet
  2. 2. Do you want to feel good look good
  3. 3. Do you want to feel good look good
  4. 4. Then, a balanced diet is important. But what exactly is a balanced diet?
  5. 5. Eating the right amount of food
  6. 6. Eating a wide variety of foods
  7. 7. The Eatwell Plate The Eatwell Plate helps you to get the right balance. It shows how much of what you eat should come from each food group.
  8. 8. You should eat Plenty of starchy foods like bread, rice, potatoes and pasta
  9. 9. Plenty of fruit and vegetables
  10. 10. Some meat, fish, eggs and other sources of proteins
  11. 11. Some milk, cheese and yoghurt
  12. 12. Very small amounts of food containing fat, sugar or salt
  13. 13. A healthy balanced diet combined with regular exercise has both: short and long-term health benefits
  14. 14. Short-term effect A healthy balanced diet helps you to feel good, look good, stay at a healthy weight and it gives you more energy.
  15. 15. Long-term effects It reduces your risk for many illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and some cancers and can add years to your life. Improving your lifestyle with small steps in the right direction will have a big impact on your well-being.
  16. 16. How can you maintain a healthy body weight and achieve a balanced diet?
  17. 17. get enough energy for your daily life and be fit and healthy?
  18. 18. •Get enough calcium and vitamin D. Calcium makes your bones strong. Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Both can be found in dairy products. •Limit sugar. Sugar has a lot of empty calories that can make you overweight. •Eat less salt. Salty food can lead to high blood pressure, heart attacks and stroke. •Be aware of liquid calories. Soft drinks but also fruit juices are a major source of sugar and calories. Drink mineral water or a mixture with juice.
  19. 19. This brochure was created by the Erasmus+ Study Group of the Realschule Uetze / Germany in 2014. Direction: Rosa Maria Andersch Students: Rieke Bonde Franziska Pietrek Vivien Degner Fenja Roggensack Lia van Ditzhuyzen Henriette Schaper Luke Dowe York Lennart Scheidat Fabienne Esposito Hendrik Schumann Hannah Luciana Evers Eva Schwarz Talea Fichtner Lea Siebentaler Corinna Fricke Marie Stahlhut Hendrik Gring Meryem Talu Victoria Hasenjäger Emily Marlen Teichert Johannes Hennies Daniela Ulrich Lea Hessenmüller Justin Kevin van Wanrooij Lee-Ann Hytrek Lara Oehlmann Katharina-Sofia Meyer