In this article, you will find information for consumers who are interested knowing about tips for healthy eating.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet involves eating the right sort of foods, in the right amounts to provide energy and nutrients for our bodies to function. It is estimated that an average women needs about 2000 calories a day and an average man needs about 2500 calories a day. The exact amount you need depends on a range of factors including, your age, sex, height and how active you are.
Regularly eating more calories than your body needs over time will result in weight gain and can lead to obesity. Over 50% of adults in the UK are overweight or obese, which means most of us are eating too many calories. To help us eat a healthy, balanced diet, Public Health England have developed the 8 tips for eating well, which are based on advice from the Eatwell Guide.
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