Healthy Eating

In Scotland, eating habits are the second major cause, after smoking, of poor health and we know that a student diet it often not exactly nutritionally balanced so we’re going to share so awesome site to show you how easy healthy eating can be.

What’s the right balance?

Everyone should aim for a well balanced diet. Faddy crash diets may not provide the balance of nutrients you need.

The best way to understand it is to think of foods in food groups.

Try to eat:

  • plenty of fruit and vegetables
  • plenty of starchy foods such as bread, rice, potatoes and pasta. Choose wholegrain varieties wherever possible
  • some milk and dairy products
  • some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein
  • only a small amount of foods and drinks high in fats and/or sugar.

Choose options that are lower in fatsalt and sugar whenever you can.

 Where can I find healthy options?

There’s plenty of advice online to keep you right on eating healthy. Why not try some of the NHS Healthy Eating Recipes, Eat Better Feel Better Cookalong Videos or check out how to eat well for less here.

When you’re eating out or buying food that has been prepared for you, it’s often easy to have more fat, salt and calories than you realise so check out tips on eating out online at Eat Well Scotland 

If your considering becoming vegetarian or vegan here’s some helpful advice courtesy of Young Scot.

Staying hydrated?
tips-for-staying-hydratedIt’s very important to make sure we are drinking enough. Our bodies need water or other fluids to work properly. We should drink approximately 1.2 litres (6 to 8 glasses) of fluid every day to stop us getting dehydrated.


One of the first signs of dehydration is feeling thirsty but common signs of dehydration include:

  • dark coloured urine and not passing much when you go to the toilet
  • headaches
  • confusion and irritability
  • lack of concentration

Why not check out some common myths around food and diet on the Eat Well Scotland website or find lots of recipes and handy hints on eating healthy on the Eat Better Feel Better website

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