A Is For Apples – Eat apples with the skin on, as many of its vitamin C is concentrated just under the skin. Plus the skin provides a great source of insoluble fibre that is good for the health of our guts health.
B Is For Breakfast – You’ve heard it many times before because it’s true! A healthy breakfast is an integral part of a balanced diet, providing vitamins and minerals we need for good health.
B Is Also For Bananas – A portable snack which is rich in potassium, helping to regulate blood pressure and containing vitamin B6 which is good for skin and hair health.
A Yoghurt A Day – Yoghurt is not only an excellent source of protein, calcium, potassium, zinc and vitamins B6 and B12, but the live cultures are also great for digestion.
Oily Fish – Don’t be put off by the oil as salmon, sardines and mackerel contain health boosting omega-3 fats that help protect you from disease, stimulate hair growth hair and keep it looking healthy.
Get Your Fingers On The Pulse – Pulses are fantastic for our bodies – they are an excellent source of protein and work well as a meat substitute. They are also high in fibre with no saturated fat. Fibre pulses have been found to help with lowering blood pressure as part of a healthy diet.
Whole Grains – Whole grains are THE cornerstone of a healthy diet, where they help reduce the risk of developing many common diseases such as heart disease, stroke, some cancers and type 2 diabetes. They are also linked with good bowel health and are great for lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol.
Green (Vegetables) Are The Colour – Don’t forget to include green, non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, spinach and green beans in your diet too! Leafy greens may be low in calories and fat but are high in fibre and iron – also being packed full of vitamins and minerals.
Be An Egg-Head – An egg is one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat, being packed with nutrients such as vitamins D, A, B2 and iron.
Water – It’s no secret that keeping hydrated is one of the important things we can do as most of our body is made up of water. Water also helps mental clarity and keeps our skin looking healthy.