1. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can make you feel better. 2. First of all, it can help you keep a healthy body weight. 3. Secondly give you more energy to enjoy all kinds of physical activity, like swimming, football, netball or dancing. 4. And, of course, support your body while you are growing and developing so that you reach your full physical potential. 5. What is the most important, scientific evidence shows that a healthy diet can help you avoid diet-related diseases such as: * High cholesterol;
* High blood pressure;
* Strokes (brain damage due to blood supply problems);
* Adult-onset diabetes (the most common form of diabetes); * Some cancers;
* Osteoporosis (thinning of the bones);
6. But, many people understand the term “healthy diet” differently. 7. For instance, the amount of vegetarians is growing every year. 8. Vegetarians and vegans don’t eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacean (such as crab or lobster) or animal by-products (such as gelatin).9. Vegetarians eat a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables, dairy products and eggs. 10. Vegetarians who don’t eat eggs and dairy products are called vegans. 11. Around 2% of the UK population is vegetarian, and teenagers make up the highest proportion. 12. For my own part, I don’t refer to that group of people. 13. Although I don’t think that it’s a bad choice to be a vegetarian. 14. This diet can be suitable for everyone, regardless of their age. 15. Nevertheless I prefer balanced diet which consists of all different products. 16. I eat plenty of vegetables, legumes, fruits, cereals, lean meat, fish, poultry, milks, yoghurts and cheese.17. But I choose reduced-fat varieties.18. I always limit saturated fat and have a moderate total fat intake. 19. Then I choose foods low in salt. 20. And I attempt to consume only moderate amounts of sugars and foods containing added sugars. 21....
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