Food and nutrition

A healthy diet is one which consists of an appropriate balance of protein (meat, poultry, fish, eggs and pulses), carbohydrates (whole meal bread, cereals and potatoes) and fat (oils, diary products, nuts and fish) as well as other essential ingredients such as vitamins and some minerals – found in fruit and vegetables.

Such a healthy diet is recommended by experts for everyone. People with hypothalamic damage may need to have a lower calorie intake to prevent further weight gain. Some others need to avoid or include particular foods because of their condition, or other conditions. Drinking sufficient fluids (water, sugar free juices etc) will keep you hydrated; for those with DI, be guided by your thirst as to appropriate fluid intake and balancing your DI medication.