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Healthy Eating

The two keys things to remember are

  • Eat the right number of calories for how active you are, so you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use. The average man needs around 2,500 calories a day. The average woman needs 2,000 calories
  • Eat a wide range of foods to ensure that you're getting a balanced diet and that your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs

Healthy eating tips

  • Choosing semi-skimmed instead of full fat milk saves you 13 grams of fat per pint
  • Cut back on your salt intake - adults should have no more than 6 grams a day
  • Eat three calcium-rich dairy foods a day - they're good for your bones and teeth
  • A handful of pumpkin seeds a day give you your recommended daily amount of zinc, vital for enhancing memory skills
  • Drink 1.2 litres of water every day to keep your brain hydrated
  • Have an egg for breakfast - it's an excellent source of protein
  • Bread, cereals, rice, pasta and potatoes should make up around a third of what you eat, providing energy as well as containing fibre, calcium, iron and B vitamins
  • A piece of fruit will give you sustainable energy and keep tiredness at bay
  • Try and eat your main meal before 7pm
  • Eat food rich in vitamins and minerals, such as dark vegetables, eggs, cheese, yoghurt, nuts, tomatoes, red meat and poultry. They fine tune your mind, boost your immune system and produce energy
  • A jacket potato with baked beans and a sprinkle of cheese helps maintain your blood sugar balance
  • Takeaways are often cheap, convenient and satisfying but unfortunately, they're not always very healthy. As an example, try to avoid thin cut chips, pies and jumbo sausages and opt for fish coated in breadcrumbs, mushy peas and thicker cut chips without salt
  • Look out for our healthier eating products available in majority of cafes.
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