A personal commitment to healthy eating can be a health insurance policy in itself, when you think about it. And a lot of healthy eating is actually good fun too, believe it or not - largely it's about being open to new eating experiences and enjoying tasty new healthy treats then forming the habit of healthy eating.
Many tasty foods are good for us - from avocado to pumpkin seed, from porridge to turkey breast - there's a whole world of healthy eating out there. But perhaps we sometimes view healthy eating in the wrong way - as a kind of 'health and fitness' thing rather than focussing on what's great about healthy food which is that it's:
Fresh - colourful peppers and other fruit'n'veg like aubergines, lemons, cabbage - a whole world of taste and flavour to try on their own or combine into healthy stir fries.
Tasty - think of something like lentil soup, or maybe turkey curry with brown rice - very healthy and nutritious food that doesn't hold back on delighting the tastebuds!
Cheap - the cost of living these days is a challenge for many of us. Why, then, spand your cash on ready meals when you can do your own version at a cheaper cost while saving yourself a few quid and also ensuring that there's not too much salt or fat in the mix?
Satisfying - interestingly, a lot of healthy meals actually do make you feel full and satisfied for a longer time after eating. If you have some turkey breast, lentils and salad, for instance - chances are that you will still be feeling good later on, whereas after a kebab or a burger you may well start craving more of the same not long after.
This week it was in the news that a bacon roll for breakfast could in fact be something we really need to cut down on, since high fat meals can help lead to narrowing of the arteries. But as anyone who fills up on porridge in the morning will know, the sustained energy boost is second to none, while also being good for us - high in soluble fibre and possibly even helping reduce cholesterol levels, too.