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 have a healthier choices range ‘Well and Good’. It’s also why we reduce calories, fat, sugar or salt and highlight 5 a day messages. Here are some things you need to know to follow a healthy diet.
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.
Protein helps us maintain muscle mass, but find out how the amount we require changes throughout our lives.
Learn how fat is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet and how you need a little of the right kind.
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.
Co-op has been reducing salt for many years now but it’s still a necessary part of any diet. Discover how to manage your consumption of salt sensibly.
The Eatwell Guide
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.
Guidance on portion sizes
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.