5 Keys To Healthy Diet

What Do You Know About 5 Keys To A Healthy Diet?

As per WHO (World Health Organization) a healthy diet helps protect against malnutrition in all its forms, as well as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.  An unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are leading global risks to health.

Healthy dietary practices start early in life – breastfeeding fosters healthy growth and improves cognitive development, and may have longer-term health benefits, like reducing the risk of becoming overweight or obese and developing NCDs later in life.

The exact make-up of a diversified, balanced and healthy diet will vary depending on individual needs (e.g. age, gender, lifestyle, degree of physical activity), cultural context, locally available foods and dietary customs. But basic principles of what constitute a healthy diet remain the same.

Say Not To Processed Foods

Say No To Processed Foods

Consuming a healthy diet throughout the life course helps to prevent malnutrition in all its forms as well as a range of noncommunicable diseases and conditions. But the increased production of processed food, rapid urbanization and changing lifestyles have led to a shift in dietary patterns. People are now consuming more foods high in energy, fats, free sugars or salt/sodium, and many do not eat enough fruit, vegetables and dietary fiber such as whole grains.

Next 5 slides explains what are the 5 keys to a Healthy diet (as explained by WHO).

#1 Breastfeed Babies and Young Children: Click to read more 

Healthy Diet For Babies: Breastfeeding

#2 Eat A Variety of Foods: Click to read more

Eat Variety of Foods

#3 Eat Plenty of Vegetables and Fruits: Click to read more

Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables

#4 Eat Moderate Amounts of Fats and Oils: Click to read more

Consume Moderate Amount of Fats & Oils

#5 Eat Less Salt and Sugars: Click to read more

Eat Less Sugar & Salt

Source: http://www.who.int

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 27, 2017

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