Monthly Archive: June 2018

Jun 20

Healthy Eating Week: 4 of 5

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How many times have you heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”?  The British Nutrition Foundation would certainly like you to believe that.  But is it true? There are some studies that suggest that people who want to lose weight have a slightly better chance of doing so if they …

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Jun 15

Healthy Eating Week: 3 of 5

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Get Active Although this is called ‘healthy eating week’, the BNF is addressing other aspects of lifestyle as well.  Staying active is one of the best things you can do to keep your body and mind healthier for longer. The current recommendation is to do 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity 5 days a week.  …

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Jun 14

Healthy Eating Week: Part 2 of 5

Vital Veggies Today I’m talking to you about vegetables and fruit.  The BNF would like you to achieve your ‘5-a-day’ target, but is that really enough? We’re bombarded by the ‘5-a-day’ message, but some studies suggest that ‘7-10 a day’ would be far better in terms of improving our long-term health.  For example, the recent …

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Jun 13

Healthy Eating Week (Part 1 of 5)

Plenty of vegetables and fruits have high water content, giving you lots of options for keeping your fluids topped up.

This week is the British Nutrition Foundation’s healthy eating week.  The problem with healthy eating is that it can be both extremely simple and rather complex.  Simple in that a few basic principles apply to most people most of the time, and complex in that there are plenty of exceptions to every rule, and finding …

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