Latest Lowdown on Food | Part 2

| 06/05/2012 | 0 Comments More

Go easy on these bad boys…

  • Food containing sugar and fat:
  • Chocolate & Sweets
  • Crisps
  • Biscuits & Cakes
  • Processed Foods
  • Pastries & Pies
  • Fizzy Drinks
  • Alcohol

Im not saying dont eat these types of foods at all, just to eat in moderation, chose healthier options of food over the above mentioned

Over indulging on foods with high calorie content could lead to higher risk of heart disease or stroke.  Not forgetting that high sugary foods can lead to rotton teeth.

Get in your 5-A-Day…

Ummmm, I will say that again, Get in your 7-A-Day, due to polution fresh produce that we much of our vitamins and minerals have lost some of their nutritional value since the 1950s, so many countries are now suggesting 7-A-Day and some even sugesting 9-A-Day.

For many of us though we probably arent even hitting 5-A-Day so try to hit 5 then gradually try to hit that goal of 7-A-Day.

One portion is about 80g but to make that simple, the following examples are 1portion.

  • 1xApple
  • 1xPear
  • 1xBanana
  • 1xOrange
  • 3x Heaped tablespoons of vegetables, beans or pulses
  • 1x Handful of grapes, cherries or berries
  • Half a grapefruit
  • A heaped tablespoon of dried fruit
  • 1x Glass of fruit juice (150ml)
  • 1x Desert bowl of salad
  • Squeeze a bit more into your day:
  • Add sliced banana or a handful of dried fruit into your cereal
  • Top up your sandwiches with tomatoes, spinach, watercress or rocket.  Or even have these as a side salad.
  • Lightly fry an onion and add to pasta sauce
  • Add extra veg or pulses to curries, stir-frys and meat dishes.

Try adding these suggestions into your breakfast, lunch and dinner and you will be suprised how easily you will hit your 5-A-Day and more.


Category: Health News, Nutrition, Nutrition (weightloss)

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