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Nutritional Needs

Water

Drink 1½- 2 litres of water daily. (equivalent to 4 pint glasses)

Fruit and Vegetables

Eat at least 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables daily Vary intake (for example) Fruits– strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, pineapple, mango and melon Vegetables– broccoli, cabbage, broad beans, butternut squash, turnip, carrots.

Meat and Fish

Decrease beef and pork intake this includes ham, bacon and sausage Replace with; (a) oily fish e.g. salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines. (b) White meat e.g. chicken and turkey

Dairy Products

Reduce intake of dairy products this includes cheese, chocolate, butter and yogurts Replace with alternatives; goats cheese, soya products (spreads, yoghurt and milk)

Salt

Reduce intake of salt and high salt content products for example, processed foods including tinned, packet and ready made meals. Replace with; fresh foods which have been home cooked.

Wheat

Reduce intake of wheat this includes most breads, regular pasta, spaghetti, biscuits, buns and cakes. Replace with a variety of grains; (a) Rice –wholegrain dinner rice and rice cakes (b) Oats– porridge/oat cakes (c) Corn– corncakes/ corn-on- the-cob. (d) Cous-cous (e) Rye– rye bread, ryvita.

Sugar

Reduce sugar and foods containing sugar – this includes sweets, chocolate, buns, biscuits, cakes, deserts and fizzy minerals. Replace with fruit, dry fruit, nuts and seeds.

Fatty and Fried Foods

Reduce these types of food which include fast foods. Replace with grilled and oven baked foods, steamed foods and salads.

Smoking

Don’t do it!

Alcohol

Reduce alcohol intake. It is in fact much better have one drink a day than consume 6-7 drinks on the one night.

In summary– top-tips for improving nutrition

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