As growers, we believe we can change the world by sharing a more natural and healthy lifestyle.
Having a healthy diet helps to prevent malnutrition in all its forms as well as multiple no communicable diseases (NCDs) and conditions. However, there are many social and economic factors that have led to a shift in dietary patterns.
Although promoting a healthy food environment requires the involvement of multiple sectors, we can make a great impact throughout our diet choices.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) proposes the following tips to improve our diet:
- Eat plenty of fresh, ripe and seasonal vegetables and fruits daily. Eating 5 portions a day helps to reduce the risk of NCDs and ensures the daily intake of dietary fibre.
- Cut back on industrially processed foods and drinks high in saturated fats, sugar and salt
- Swap refined ‘white’ foods for more nutritious ‘brown’ options
- Know your fats: unsaturated are better than saturated and trans-fats
Are you ready to accept the challenge? Together for a healthy living!!