A Healthy Diet

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 30, 2020 and last updated on May 8, 2023

Although there are some general foods that people believe are either healthy or unhealthy, what people define as a healthy diet can be very different. In recent years both a vegan diet and a carnivore diet have been promoted as being healthy even though they contain completely different foods.



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Useful Vocabulary

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  • diet (noun)
  • heallthy (adjective)
  • carbohydrate (noun)
  • protein (noun)
  • fat (noun)
  • vegan (noun)
  • carnivore (noun)
  • completely (adverb)

Conversation Questions

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  • What is a healthy diet?
  • Do you think the following are unhealthy for us? Why? Fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat, sugar, pasta/rice/bread
  • Do you eat a healthy diet?
  • What makes a diet healthy?
  • What would you say is a healthy diet?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.