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Starchy Food continued….

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

It's important to have carbohydrates in your diet and low-carbohydrate diets aren't a good idea.  Why?  I'll explain…. 

Carbohydrates are an essential nutrient. They have important roles to play within the body, which include:

1) Acting as a major source of energy for the body and brain

2) Forming structural elements of some cell membranes and cell walls


We need to consume sufficient quantities of carbohydrates so that they can fulfill their role, i.e:

  • Provide the body with energy
  • Manage blood ...

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Eat Starchy Foods

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

Starchy foods form the second food group which plays an important role in healthy eating. They are our main source of carbohydrate, which the body needs for energy. 


Starchy foods include potatoes, bread, cereals, rice, pasta and should make up about a third of the food you eat.  We should eat some starchy foods every day as part of a healthy balanced diet, ideally choosing wholegrain varieties wherever possible.


This may come as a surprise to you, but Data published by the National Diet and ...

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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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