Food and Your Health
You have probably heard the saying, "you are what you eat!" When it comes to healthy eating, this is true. Eating nutritious foods will help keep you healthy and strong and help to reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.
What Is Healthy Eating?
There is a lot of information available in the media and on the Internet. It can be confusing to know what foods to eat and why we need certain nutrients.
All About Food: You will find information on the health benefits of many foods, including vegetables and fruit, grains, milk and alternatives, meat and alternatives, fish, and oils and fats.
All About Nutrients: You will find information about specific nutrients in foods, such as calcium, folic acid, fibre and omega-3 fats, just to name a few, and how they play an important role in your health.