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Healthy Eating

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Did you know that having the right kind of diet can help us to avoid getting sick? Read the article below and then answer the true or false questions. Do you have any other tips to help us keep healthy during the cold weather? Good luck!

True or False?

  1. Eating the right things can help us to avoid getting sick.
  2. Doctors don't recommend apples.
  3. Fruit juicer's are very expensive, but are worth the investment.
  4. Eating salmon once a day can help lower your blood pressure.
  5. You should drink lots of fluids, especially water, to stay healthy.

Healthy Food Reading

As the weather gets colder it is more and more important to take care of your health as bugs and viruses are everywhere. A great way to do this is to change the way you eat. Although we may want comforting 'fatty foods' at this time of year, eating healthily can help us to enjoy an illness-free winter.

As always, eating plenty of fruit and vegetables is of key importance to your health as it provides you with a wide range of vitamins. We say 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away' for a reason; they are packed with Vitamin A and C and are easy to carry around in your bag. Oranges are also fantastic but some people are put off them because of the stringy texture of their skin. Invest in a cheap juicer (you can find them for £1) and make your own fresh orange juice, that way you can enjoy all the benefits without any of the fuss.

For dinner, try to get into the habit of eating more fish. According to studies, eating salmon once a week can lower the risk of heart attacks by half and also lowers blood pressure.

In general, just try to avoid processed food and fatty snacks. Replace a packet of crisps with a handful of nuts and a burger and chips with grilled chicken and baked potato. Remember to supplement this healthy eating by drinking lots of water and enjoy a germ-free season!

Useful Vocabulary

bugs - (noun) usually mild illness (such as a cold) that can be passed from one person to another.
vitamins - (noun) groups of natural substances in food that you need to be healthy.
stringy - (adjective) similar to string.
avoid - (verb) stay away from.
supplement - (verb) add an extra amount to something.
germ-free - (adjective) no germs. A germ is a  a very small living thing that causes disease. -free means no or without.

Now decide if the sentences are true or false:

  • 1 - Eating the right things can help us to avoid getting sick.



  • 2 - Doctors don't recommend apples.



  • 3 - Fruit juicer's are very expensive, but are worth the investment.



  • 4 - Eating salmon once a day can help lower your blood pressure.



  • 5 -You should drink lots of fluids, especially water, to stay healthy.