Healthy Diet

Here are some good food rules!

28 Apr 2023


Older people have less energy and strength than when they were younger. They will even become weaker if they do not eat well. If you eat well you are likely to feel healthier, stay active for longer and protect yourself against illnesses.

It is important to understand that many diseases can be prevented by taking healthy and balanced diet. Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and visual problems are examples of conditions which can be impacted by diet. To keep well, good regular eating patterns are essential. Instead of missing meals, you could include some of the simple snacks.

You should always eat breakfast, lunch (mid-day meal), evening snacks and dinner. This means three meals and snacks in the evening. Food should be a pleasure, rather than a source of anxiety. Eat as if the food you are eating is a source of energy. Healthy eating is about making correct choices and including foods from all food groups in every meal.

Some Good Food Rules 

  • Eat balanced diet. The greater the variety in the diet, the greater the likelihood of attaining a good balance.
  • There is no food you must have. If you dislike something choose something else which will be equally nourishing.
  • Some foods are better for you than others. Try to avoid foods which give you very little value (nourishment) for your money.
  • Eat smaller quantities, but enough to satisfy your appetite.
  • Chew your food slowly and thoroughly.
  • Never eat when not hungry, stop eating the moment you feel full.
  • Reduce the amount of added salt.
  • Cut down on added sugar. Opt for low-calorie desserts-fruit is always the better choice.
  • Try to drink enough water if there is no medical restriction.