Your food choices can make a really big difference to your health and wellbeing.
Choosing healthy and nutritious foods is one way you can lower your risk of developing many chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Eating a healthy diet can also help you to manage health conditions, improve symptoms and feel healthier.
Poor eating habits can contribute to weight gain, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and other health problems. These can then lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some cancers and other chronic diseases.
You do not need to make really big changes to get positive benefits. Small changes to your eating habits and increases in physical activity will help you feel healthier, manage your health conditions and lower your risk of developing many chronic diseases.
Start to think about what you can do to improve your lifestyle and health. It is best to make small changes that you feel are sustainable in the long term.
Too busy to look after yourself? Watch the video below for five simple tips from Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella, to get more nutritious habits in your day.
Last updated 24 July 2017 — Last reviewed 17 February 2014
** Currently under review **
This web page is designed to be informative and educational. It is not intended to provide specific medical advice or replace advice from your health practitioner. The information above is based on current medical knowledge, evidence and practice as at February 2014.