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How to eat

There’s eating and then there’s eating …

Nutrition experts at the Harvard School of Public Health in the US have come up with the Healthy Eating Plate, a blueprint for eating a well-balanced meal that will maximise wellbeing.

 

Here’s what to choose:

Vegetables

Eat a variety, but go easy on potatoes, as in the short term they lead to blood-sugar surges and in the long term they result in weight gain and heart disease.

Fruit

Choose a rainbow of them every day.

Whole grains

Choose whole grains such as oats, whole-wheat bread and brown rice.

Healthy proteins

Choose fish, poultry, beans or nuts. Limit red meat and avoid processed meats.

Healthy oils

Use plant oils (olive, canola), as they reduce harmful cholesterol. Limit butter and trans fat.

Water

Drink water, tea or coffee (with little or no sugar). Limit milk, dairy and juice, and say no to fizzy drinks.

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