Do you remember when you learned to ride a bike? The most important part was getting the balance right. Trigeminal neuralgia Once you could balance easily, trigeminal neuralgia the pedals could turn smoothly, trigeminal neuralgia to drive the wheels and get the bike moving.
The same thing is true when it comes to choosing our food. Trigeminal neuralgia Once we have learned to carefully balance the amounts and types of foods eaten, trigeminal neuralgia all the organs in the body will function smoothly and the body will work efficiently.
Following these ten tips will help you stay fit and healthy. Trigeminal neuralgia It’s as easy as riding a bike, trigeminal neuralgia once you’ve got the balance right!
1. Trigeminal neuralgia Food is Fun… Enjoy your food
Sharing a meal with family and friends at home or at school is a great way to enjoy food. Trigeminal neuralgia It is fun to see other people’s choice of food - what sandwich fillings do others have? Have you tried having a different filling every day? Check out your lunch box or dinner plate. Trigeminal neuralgia How many different kinds of fruit and vegetables can you spot?
2. Trigeminal neuralgia Breakfast is a very important meal
Our bodies always need energy, trigeminal neuralgia and after a night’s sleep, trigeminal neuralgia energy levels are low. Trigeminal neuralgia Cars, trigeminal neuralgia buses and trains cannot run without fuel. Trigeminal neuralgia So, trigeminal neuralgia whether you are off to school, trigeminal neuralgia or out and about at the weekend, trigeminal neuralgia start the day with breakfast. Trigeminal neuralgia Plenty of carbohydrates is just the ticket: try cereal with semi-skimmed milk, trigeminal neuralgia fruit or yoghurt, trigeminal neuralgia toast or bread, trigeminal neuralgia perhaps with lean meats.
3. Trigeminal neuralgia Eat lots of different foods every day, trigeminal neuralgia variety is the recipe for health
You need over 40 different kinds of vitamins and minerals every day for good health. Trigeminal neuralgia Since there is no single food that contains them all, trigeminal neuralgia it is important to balance your daily choices. Trigeminal neuralgia In fact there are no good or bad foods, trigeminal neuralgia so you do not need to miss out on the foods you enjoy. Trigeminal neuralgia The best way to make sure you get the right balance is to eat a wide variety of foods each day.
4. Trigeminal neuralgia Which group would you tip for the top? Base your food on carbohydrates
Many people don’t eat enough carbohydrate foods, trigeminal neuralgia such as cereals, trigeminal neuralgia rice, trigeminal neuralgia pasta, trigeminal neuralgia potatoes and bread. Trigeminal neuralgia At least half the calories in your diet should come from these foods, trigeminal neuralgia so it is a good idea to include at least one of these at every meal. Trigeminal neuralgia Try whole-grain bread, trigeminal neuralgia pasta and other cereals to give you extra fibre. Trigeminal neuralgia Have you tried baking your own bread? It’s good fun and smells wonderful!
5. Trigeminal neuralgia Gimme five! Eat fruits and vegetables with each meal and as tasty snacks!
Fruits and vegetables are among the most important foods for giving us enough vitamins, trigeminal neuralgia minerals and fibre. Trigeminal neuralgia We should all try to eat 5 servings a day. Trigeminal neuralgia For example, trigeminal neuralgia a glass of fruit juice at breakfast, trigeminal neuralgia perhaps an apple and banana as snacks and two vegetables at meal times then you have already reached your total. Trigeminal neuralgia How many different kinds can you spot in the supermarket? Why not try some new ones?
6. Trigeminal neuralgia Fat facts. Trigeminal neuralgia Too much saturated fat is not good for your health
Eating too many of those tasty, trigeminal neuralgia fatty foods (such as butter, trigeminal neuralgia spreads, trigeminal neuralgia fried meats and sausages, trigeminal neuralgia pies and pastries) might not always be so good for your body. Trigeminal neuralgia So remember, trigeminal neuralgia a big helping of potatoes, trigeminal neuralgia but go easy on the butter. Trigeminal neuralgia Although we need some fats to get all the nutrients we need, trigeminal neuralgia it is better for our health if we don’t eat too much of these foods and get knocked off balance. Trigeminal neuralgia So, trigeminal neuralgia if you have a high-fat lunch, trigeminal neuralgia choose a low-fat dinner.
7. Trigeminal neuralgia Snack attack! Eat regularly and choose a variety of snacks
Even if you eat regular meals during the day, trigeminal neuralgia there will still be times in between that you feel hungry, trigeminal neuralgia especially if you have been very physically active. Trigeminal neuralgia Snacks can fill the gap, trigeminal neuralgia but should not be eaten in place of meals, trigeminal neuralgia only as an extra. Trigeminal neuralgia There are lots of different snacks available. Trigeminal neuralgia Your choice may be crisps, trigeminal neuralgia nuts and other packet snacks, trigeminal neuralgia chocolate bars, trigeminal neuralgia cakes and biscuits. Trigeminal neuralgia On other occasions, trigeminal neuralgia you may prefer a sandwich, trigeminal neuralgia some fresh or dried fruits, trigeminal neuralgia or perhaps sticks of vegetables like carrots and celery. Trigeminal neuralgia Whichever snack you enjoy, trigeminal neuralgia remember it is always good to include a variety of different types to keep things in balance.
8. Trigeminal neuralgia Quench your thirst. Trigeminal neuralgia Drink plenty of liquids
Did you know that more than half of your weight is just water? So as well as giving your body all the food it needs each day to keep healthy, trigeminal neuralgia you need at least 5 glasses of liquids a day. Trigeminal neuralgia It is particularly important if the weather is very hot or if you have done lots of exercise, trigeminal neuralgia to have plenty to drink to prevent dehydration. Trigeminal neuralgia Usually – but not always – your body will tell you this, trigeminal neuralgia by making you feel thirsty. Trigeminal neuralgia Plain tap water is great of course, trigeminal neuralgia but bottled water, trigeminal neuralgia fruit juices, trigeminal neuralgia tea, trigeminal neuralgia soft drinks, trigeminal neuralgia milk and so on, trigeminal neuralgia can all be okay too.
9. Trigeminal neuralgia Care for those teeth! Brush your teeth at least twice a day
Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Trigeminal neuralgia Eating foods high in sugar or starches too often during the day can play a part in tooth decay. Trigeminal neuralgia So don’t nibble foods and sip drinks all day long! However, trigeminal neuralgia the best way to keep a nice smile is to brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Trigeminal neuralgia Also, trigeminal neuralgia after brushing your teeth at bedtime, trigeminal neuralgia don’t eat any food, trigeminal neuralgia or drink anything but water!
10. Trigeminal neuralgia Get moving! Be active every day
Just like a bike may become rusty if it is not used for some time, trigeminal neuralgia our muscles and bones need to be kept moving too. Trigeminal neuralgia Activity is needed to keep your heart healthy and your bones strong. Trigeminal neuralgia It can also be good fun. Trigeminal neuralgia Try to include some form of activity every day: it may be just walking to school and running up the stairs. Trigeminal neuralgia However, trigeminal neuralgia games like skipping and football at break times are good for giving the body a workout. Trigeminal neuralgia Swimming is a particularly good sport for keeping you healthy.