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What is healthy eating?

Eating healthily, on and off duty, has a big impact on our ability to function, both mentally and physically. The saying "you are what you eat" is now a common phrase that more of us are beginning to understand and appreciate. Eating healthily doesn’t mean spending lots of money on organic foods, nor does it require hours of food preparation and cooking. Eating healthily is fundamental to maintaining good health and wellbeing. It is also important for:

  • A healthy body composition

  • Bone and muscle development and repair

  • Maintaining health – protection from disease/infection

  • Fuelling exercise and achieving the very best physical and mental performance

  • Providing fuel for the brain, maintaining positive mood status and supporting quality sleep

The aim of the Army Eats is to provide you with simple recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner, that are easy to prepare and that do not require a host of kitchen appliances and utensils.

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