April 11, 2016

Eatwell guide to support healthy balanced diets

Eating well is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. The Eatwell Guide helps you eat a healthy balanced diet, showing you how much of what you eat overall should come from the 5 food groups.

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The Guide explains that to have a healthy balanced diet you should:

  • Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day
  • Choose wholegrain or higher fibre starchy carbohydrates with less added fat, salt and sugar
  • Eat more beans and pulses, 2 portions of sustainably sources fish per week (one oily) and eat less red and processed meat
  • Choose lower fat and lower sugar dairy and alternatives
  • Choose unsaturated oils and use in small amounts
  • Eat foods high in fat and sugar less often and in small amounts
  • Drink 6-8 glasses of fluid a day. Water, lower fat milk and sugar-free drinks, including tea and coffee all count. Limit fruit juice/smoothies to a total of 150ml per day
  • Check the label on packaged foods – use traffic lights to choose foods lower in fat, salt and sugars

Let’s get can help you to choose healthier options, for example check out recipe pages for a delicious range of healthy meals and snacks.

For more information visit The Eatwell Guide