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Good Carbohydrates

Posted by Sarah Cox on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, In : nutrition 

Having explained the bad carbs in the last article, it's now time to talk about the good carbs.  You'll remember I said that it is important to eat carbohydrates - you just need to make sure you eat the right ones to avoid gaining weight or to help you lose weight.  

So what are the good carbs? 

The foods which are rich in and an important source of carbohydrate are:
  • Wholegrain or rye breads
  • Wholegrain cereals
  • Brown Rice
  • Potatoes, especially sweet potatoes
  • Beans
  • Pulses
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Milk and dairy p...

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Understanding Food Groups

Posted by Sarah Cox on Monday, April 28, 2014, In : nutrition 
All the food we eat can be divided into five groups:
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Starchy foods
  • Meat, fish, eggs and beans
  • Milk and dairy foods
  • Foods containing fat and sugar

So, let's look at each of these food groups in a bit more detail: 


1. Fruit and vegetables

Everyone has heard that we should be eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.  Fruit and vegetables are a vital source of vitamins and minerals and can help lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancers. 


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