In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons (with the two often being related)….Dietary habits and choices play a significant role in the quality of life, health and longevity

  1. food and drink regularly provided or consumed.
  2. habitual nourishment.
  3. the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason.
  4. a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one’s weight going on a diet

The Eat well Guide shows that to have a healthy, balanced diet, people should try to: eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day (see 5 A Day) base meals on higher fibre starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta…. eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein.