Healthy Eating April 2019

Healthy Eating April 2019



  • Eating a diet rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can help to reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Good foods are olive oil, nuts, avocados and whole grain foods.
  • Eat green leafy vegetables, eat non-starchy vegetables like mushrooms, peppers and garlic.
  • Beans, lentils and other legumes are the ideal carbohydrate source.
  • Eat 3 fruits a day preferably those with a low sugar level like oranges, melon and kiwi.
  • AVOID junk food as they contain processed sugars and contain no nutrient and fibre necessary to properly metabolize carbohydrates. Consistent eating of junk food can cause raised insulin levels.


  • Good nutrition and healthy eating habits improve your day-to-day mental health and well- being.
  • Eat food rich in vitamin – B to assist with the possible reduction of dementia.
  • Good brain food includes fatty fish, blueberries, broccoli, nuts, oranges and eggs.
  • Good news for coffee fiends is that coffee is thought to boost alertness and could offer some protection against Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Bad diets can be linked to dementia due to high blood pressure and high cholesterol disrupting the blood supply to the brain.
  • AVOID junk food which studies are showing can be linked to depression, and mood swings.

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Healthy Eating April 2019

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