GOOD NUTRITION = GETTING BACK TO BASICS.
We believe it's very simple!
Ask yourself what did our great great grandparents
eat & how much exercise did they do,or get? Now follow
their example, because that's the way we've evolved to eat
over the last few hundred thousand years.
The Balance of
Healthy Diet can be based on 10 guidelines , which are:
Drink loads of water, fresh juices
& if you drink alcohol, drink sensibly.
- Enjoy your food; make cooking a part of
every day enjoyment.
- Eat the best - clean, local, safe &
- Buy your food from where they can tell
you about it.
- Eat a range of different foods.
- Eat a sensible amount to be a healthy weight.
- Eat plenty of foods rich in starch and
- Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.
- Don't eat too many foods that contain a
lot of fat.
- Don't have overly processed food, or those
with too many fats or sugars
The balance of good health guide can
be divided into five food groups:
Foods from the top groups should be eaten
most often and foods from the smallest group should be eaten
- Fruit and vegetables;
- Bread, other cereals and potatoes;
- Milk and dairy foods;
- Meat, fish and alternatives;
- Foods containing fat,
foods containing sugar, processed foods.
In the words of those amazing people at
The Food Commission:
"Good food should be tasty, nutritious and safe to eat,
so why is our food a major cause of preventable diseases such
as obesity, cancer and strokes?
Each year food and drink companies bombard us with nearly
£700m worth of advertising, much of it promoting products
with unhealthy levels of fat, sugar or salt.
Celebrities encourage children to consume burgers, crisps
and soft drinks. Over one in five adults are now obese and
children are rapidly catching them up."