The Fundamentals of a Healthy Diet

What is a Healthy Diet? (video)

Today, there is a lot of debate about what makes a diet ‘’healthy.’’ Individual factors such as age, gender, lifestyle, and physical activity level, as well as cultural background, local food availability, and dietary habits all play a part. Nonetheless, the fundamental principles of a healthy diet remain the same. 

The Definition of a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet helps to protect against malnutrition in all its forms, as well as non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. – The World Health Organisation (WHO)

⬇️ To understand what makes a diet healthy, starting with the basics is essential. 

📹 In the following video, lifestyle expert Roos London explores:

🛕 The principles of the diet and food pyramid including calorie balance, food composition, meal timing, and supplements. 

 

🍏 Factors that can help you to choose the right diet. 

 

👤 The importance of individual dietary preferences.

👉 In our next lesson, we will explore calorie balance and weight management.