Healthy Eating Tips

Here are our top tips for eating well! 

– Eat balanced meals with plenty of vegetables, salad, wholegrain starches and fruit, but low in salt,

fat and sugar.

– Eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables a day.

– Try to cook your own food if you can, as you will know what’s in it, and you can keep fat, sugar and

salt low.

– Keep takeaways for occasional treats.

– Choose low fat options for milk, cheese, yoghurts, spreads and salad dressings.

– Choose leans cuts of meat and trim off visible fat. Replace fatty cuts of red meat with leaner things

like chicken and turkey, and remove the skin.

– Look at food labels to check the fat and sugar content.

– Steam, grill, bake, poach or simmer, rather than frying your food.

– Try to eat only as much as you need. If you consume more calories than your body needs, then the

extra energy is usually stored as fat.

– Use smaller plates and bowls to help control your portion sizes.

– Try to do some form of exercise and activity every day. This can help you burn off calories or

maintain your body weight.

– Drink sensibly and keep within recommended alcohol limits.

– Speak with your GP, practice nurse or dietitian before starting any new diet. Some types of medication can be affected by the foods you eat. If you take statins, ask your pharmacist if you need to avoid drinking grapefruit juice. If you take warfarin, speak to your GP before changing your diet.


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