What are the benefits of fruit and veg? How many carrots count as a portion? Find all the answers and inspiration to get your 5 a day here.
Live a healthy life
Food plays an essential part in our health and wellbeing. We want to make it easy to choose what’s best for you and your family and enjoy a varied and balanced diet. That’s why we sell delicious products in our healthier choices range ‘Well and Good’, highlight 5 a day messages, and reduce calories, fat, sugar or salt. Here are some things you need to know to follow a healthy diet.
Sugary foods and drinks are high in calories and you may also be at risk from tooth decay. Find out how to keep your sugar consumption low but still enjoy a little now and then.
Protein helps us maintain muscle mass, but find out how the amount we require changes throughout our lives.
Take a look at The Eatwell Guide which recommends you drink 6-8 glasses a day, including water, lower fat milk, sugar free drinks, tea and coffee.
Alcohol’s not included, but it’s fine in moderation and recommended that you drink no more than 14 units of alcohol spread evenly over a week.
Eating a variety of food is important but so is eating the right amount. Getting the right portion size will help control your calorie intake, but what you consider a normal portion might be large or small to other people.
Check out the British Nutrition Foundation website for guidance on portion sizes.