Six healthy eating tips

What we choose not to eat is as important as what we do choose and a few small changes to the choices we make can have significant benefits.

1. A glass of fruit juice in the morning is one of your five a day – a great way to start

2. Wholegrain carbohydrates for a high fibre diet – brown rice, wholemeal bread, porridge and rye crispbreads rather than white bread, white rice and sugary breakfast cereal

3. Cut skin and fat off – lean meat like chicken and turkey are low in fat; red meat is often high in saturated fats

4. We should have fish at least twice a week. Oily fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines and fresh tuna contain omega 3 fatty acids for a healthy heart

5. Watch your salt, sugar and fat – processed and convenience foods such as burgers and pies, sauces and puddings, preserved meats and fish are often loaded with salt, sugar and fat

6. Eat the rainbow – choose different colours of fruits and vegetables to get the maximum benefit from the different nutrients they contain

For more information visit Eat well – the NHS website on how to eat a varied, balanced, healthy diet. These pages include information on food, diet and nutrition, healthy recipes, eating on a budget, vegetarian and vegan diets, digestive health and superfoods


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