Eating & Drinking Well

Eating well is vital for everyone and your daily food choices can make an important difference in your health and in how you feel.

 

Eating Well Promotes Health:

Eating a balanced mix of foods has many health benefits. A nutritious diet may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, bone loss, some kinds of cancer, and anaemia. And, if you have one, or more, of these chronic diseases, eating well and being physically active may help you better manage them.

 

Eating Well Promotes Energy:

Eating well helps maintain energy levels. By consuming enough calories you give your body the fuel it needs throughout the day – though the number of calories needed varies from person to person.

Find out more about calories from the NHS website.

 

Food Choices Can Help Control Weight:
Extra weight can increase the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease and can increase joint problems. So, consuming the right number of calories for you can help you control your weight, too.

 

Food Choices Affect Digestion:
Eating more wholegrain foods containing fibre, fruits and vegetables or drinking more water can help with your digestion and other problems, like constipation.

Not sure what to eat? Take a look at the NHS guidelines here or speak with your GP, or care worker.

 

What Next?

Contact your local Angel Care office and speak with one of our friendly care team about creating a support package to suit you.

Find your local branch HERE.