Coping with Stress

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Eating well provides nearly instant benefits. Eat yourself happy, try to eat foods high in vitamin C to help boost immunity. There is a direct link between the food we eat and how we’re feeling.

The five main food groups There are five main food groups (see below) that we all need to eat to maintain a balanced diet, but it can sometimes be confusing how much of each we are supposed to have.

  1. Fruit and vegetables
  2. Starchy foods
  3. Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, lentils and nuts
  4. Milk and dairy foods
  5. Fat, Sugar and salt

Drinks Research suggests that two thirds of us do not drink enough water per day and this can have a negative effect on our physical and psychological well-being. Water is an essential nutrient of vital importance to our health; we can last for weeks without food but only a few days without water.

Adults need two to three litres of fluid a day, that's 6 - 8 glasses. A large proportion of the human body is made up of water, it is used in many body processes such as digestion, absorption and transport of nutrients, it is vital for healthy kidney function, dilutes body waste, and regulates body temperature. Water is the base of all blood and fluid and lubricates the organs and joints.