Healthy Eating : some top tips!!!

Eat plenty of fruit and veg-it is recommended to eat at LEAST 5 portions of fruit and veg every day-why not slice some banana over your breakfast cereal, or swap your mid morning snack to a piece of fruit-just try it for a week to see and feel the benefits!!

Eat more fish-its a good source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals. Recommendations are 2 portions per week, with at least one of those from oily fish. Oily fish contains omega-3 fats, which helps prevent heart disease.

Oily Fish-salmon, mackerel, trout, herring, sardines and many more!

Non-oily fish-cod, haddock, plaice, canned tuna to name but a few!

Cut down on saturated fat and sugar-we all need fat in our diet, but its important to look at the amount and type of fat we are eating.

A man should have no more than 30g saturated fat per day (for a woman its 20g per day). These saturated fats can be found in hard cheese, biscuits, cakes, sausages, cream, butter, pies and lots more! Try and cut down on these types of food and have foods like oily fish and avocado instead.

Sugar-any foods and drinks that have a high sugar content can increase your chances of obesity and tooth decay. Cut down on sugary fizzy drinks, alcoholic drinks, some breakfast cereals, cakes, biscuits and pasties.

Eat less salt-you shouldn’t be having more than 6g a day for adults. Eating too much can raise your blood pressure. 6g of salt is about a teaspoon!! Just cut it out!!

Get active-a combination of eating a healthy and balanced diet plays an essential part in maintaining a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese can lead to health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and stroke. Being underweight can also affect your health.


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