A healthy diet is one that helps us maintain or improve our overall health by providing the essential nutrients needed for healthy living. It helps to protect against malnutrition in all its forms as well as non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and cancer.

Eating well has many other benefits. When we eat well, we sleep better, have more energy and better concentration and all of these add up to a healthier and happier life. When children and young people eat well, they get all the essential nutrients they need for proper growth.

Generally, there is a misconception about eating healthy. There are those who believe that eating healthy is all about cutting out certain types of food that one consumes. However, eating healthy isn’t about cutting out foods – it’s about eating a wide variety of foods in the right amount, each having the right nutritional content.

According to a research review published in The Lancet, it was said that if people around the world cleaned up their eating habits, it could potentially prevent one in every five deaths. It went further to analyze that poor diets killed over 11 million people around the world in 2017 mostly by contributing to cardiovascular diseases and cancer. The study affirms that poor diet is a bigger health threat than well-known risks such as smoking.

Two basic factors why people continually have an unhealthy eating habit:

  1. Ignorance
  2. Unavailability/lack of access to healthy foods

People eat unhealthy foods simply because they don’t know that they are consuming foods that aren’t helping their well-being and secondly, they do so because they do not have access to better food options.

Suntwist Nigeria Limited is a company that is committed to sensitizing the public on the benefits of eating healthy foods and the hazards of not doing so. It is also a company that does not only enlighten the public but has gone a step further in ensuring that there is the availability of healthy food for everyone in Nigeria and the world at large. This it has done by investing in large scale agricultural processes that are used for growing highly nutritious and affordable farm products for the Nigerian market as well as exporting same to other countries.

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