It is important to recognise that honey, fresh fruit juice and dried fruit all contain cariogenic sugars.
Below are some of the main healthy eating messages aimed at helping people make healthier dietary choices.
The two most important elements of a healthy diet are:
A healthy balanced diet contains foods from all the major food groups including lots of fruit and vegetables; starchy staple foods such as wholemeal bread and wholegrain cereals; some protein-rich foods such as lean meat, fish, eggs and lentils; and some dairy foods, preferably of the lower fat variety
Starchy foods such as bread, cereals, rice, pasta and potatoes are an important part of a healthy diet. Wholegrain varieties of starchy food are best as they contain more nutrients and help us to feel fuller for longer. Starchy foods should make up about a third of the food we eat. They are a good source of energy and the main source of a range of nutrients and fibre in our diet.
At least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables should be eaten every day; different fruit and vegetables contain different combinations of fibre, vitamins and other nutrients. Eating more fruit and vegetables could help to reduce the risk of the two main killers in this country – heart disease and cancer. Most people know they should be doing this but still don’t. Eating five can be easy. One portion of fruit and vegetables is 80 g, which roughly equals a handful.
Two portions of fish, including a portion of oily fish, e.g. salmon, sardines, mackerel and tuna, should be eaten each week. The choice can be from fresh, frozen or canned – but canned and smoked fish can be high in salt. Fish is an excellent source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals
To stay healthy we need some fat in our diets. There are two main types of fat:
Reducing the amount and frequency of sugary food intake can reduce dental caries and could help control weight. Never eat anything containing sugars within one hour of bedtime
Three-quarters (75%) of the salt we eat comes from processed food, such as some breakfast cereals, soups, sauces, bread, biscuits and ready meals. Eating too much salt can raise blood pressure. People with high blood pressure are three times more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke than people with normal blood pressure.
We should be drinking about six to eight glasses (1.2 litres) of water, or other fluids, every day to stop us getting dehydrated.
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