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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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Eating Your 5 A Day - Why Is It Important?

Posted by Sarah Cox on Monday, April 28, 2014,

Fruit and vegetables need to be part of a balanced diet as they can can help you stay healthy. That's why it so important that you get enough of them.


Most people have heard of the concept of eating 5 A DAY. This is based on advice from the World Health Organization, which recommends eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables a day in order to lower the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity.  This means that we need to be eating at l...

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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. 


It's really not that har...

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What is a Healthy Food?

Posted by Sarah Cox on Monday, April 28, 2014, In : nutrition 
People often don't know where to start when it comes to eating healthily.  You may wander around supermarkets aimlessly looking for healthy food when you really don't know what you are looking for. It's because there is so much mixed information out there. When you start looking out for healthy food a key question is 'what makes something healthy'? Is it the amount of calories or the amount of fats? Actually, though these things are important, they are only part of the equation.

This is why s...

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