Healthy Eating February 2019

Healthy Eating February 2019



  • Eating the right foods helps you to manage your weight better.
  • Have a healthy diet which includes lots of fruit and vegetables, and a moderate amount of unsaturated fats.
  • Choose foods that have a gentler effect on blood sugar like steel-cut oats, whole-grain breads, beans and berries.
  • AVOID junk food which plays a major role in obesity in South Africa. Junk food contains fat, processed sugar and carbohydrates which contribute to an unhealthy body mass index, and can lead to nutritional deficiencies.


  • A balanced diet with lots of high – fibre foods such as nuts, legumes, whole grains and fruit and vegetables helps your heart to work at optimal efficiency.
  • Good fruit and vegetables include peaches, spinach, berries, beans, carrots and tomatoes.
  • Eat oily fish if you can at least twice a week. Oily fish contains omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your heart. Tuna and sardines are good fish to eat.
  • Drink green tea.
  • AVOID junk food as it is high in sodium which can contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease.

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Healthy Eating February 2019

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