Read Key Facts & Practical Advice on Maintaining A Healthy Diet From The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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A healthy diet helps protect against malnutrition in all its forms, as well as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer according to the WHO. Lets check out practical advice on maintain a healthy diet.
  
 
In order to improve fruit and vegetable consumption you can:
  • always include vegetables in your meals
  • eat fresh fruits and raw vegetables as snacks
  • eat fresh fruits and vegetables in season
  • eat a variety of choices of fruits and vegetables.
Fat intake can be reduced by:
  • changing how you cook – remove the fatty part of meat; use      vegetable oil (not animal oil); and boil, steam or bake rather than fry;
  • avoiding processed foods containing trans fats; and
  • limiting the consumption of foods containing high amounts of      saturated fats (e.g. cheese, ice cream, fatty meat).
You can reduce salt consumption by:
  • not adding salt, soy sauce or fish sauce during the preparation of      food
  • not having salt on the table
  • limiting the consumption of salty snacks
  • choosing products with lower sodium content.
Sugars intake can be reduced by:
  • limiting the consumption of foods and drinks containing high amounts of sugars (e.g. sugar-sweetened beverages, sugary snacks and      candies); and
  • eating fresh fruits and raw vegetables as snacks instead of sugary      snacks.
WHO supports taking action at global, regional and local levels to support healthy diets and physical activity.
 
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