Healthy eating and nutrition
Tips and advice on a healthy diet.
Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring or avoiding all your favourite foods. Eating healthily is all about getting the balance right.
What is a healthy diet?
Did you know that an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption could reduce the incidence of cancer by at least 20%, while around 30% of coronary heart disease is diet-linked?
A healthy diet should include:
- At least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day.
- Meals based on starchy foods, like whole grain bread, cereals, rice, pasta and potatoes.
- Limited amounts of processed and convenience foods as they often contain hidden fats, sugar and salt.
- Try to eat less salt - no more than 6g a day. Check labels and choose foods with lower salt.
- Drink plenty of water - aim for six to eight glasses (1.2 litres a day)
- Try to choose low fat milk and dairy foods.
- Eat only small amounts of foods high in fats and sugar - cakes, biscuits, sweets, butter, hard cheese and fizzy drinks.
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