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The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet. Fruits 01.

The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet

Apricots The Power: Beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage and protect the eyes. The body also turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, which may help ward off some cancers, especially of the skin. One apricot has 17 calories, 0 fat, 1 gram of fiber. 02. The Power: Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat that helps lower overall cholesterol and raise levels of HDL, plus a good dose of fiber. 03.

The Power: Ellagic acid, which helps stall cancer-cell growth. 04. The Power: Stop aging, live longer and keep your mind sharp with blueberries. 05. The Power: Vitamin C (117mg in half a melon, almost twice the recommended daily dose) and beta-carotene - both powerful antioxidants that help protect cells from free-radical damage. 06. The Power: Helps fight bladder infections by preventing harmful bacteria from growing. 07. The Power: Lycopene, one of the strongest carotenoids, acts as an antioxidant.

Food - Healthy recipes and information. Healthy eating - information from Bupa on healthy eating. The amount and type of food you eat has a major influence on your health.

Healthy eating - information from Bupa on healthy eating

If you eat a well-balanced diet, it can reduce your risk of various diseases as well as help you to maintain a healthy weight. There are certain times when it can be particularly important to make sure that you follow a healthy diet, for instance, if you want to lose excess weight or if you’re watching what you eat because you’re pregnant. However, it’s important to eat a healthy diet throughout your life, no matter what age you are – there’s never a bad time to make some changes and improve your eating habits. Why is healthy eating important? There is good evidence that eating a healthy diet can reduce your risk of obesity and illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and some types of cancer. The food you eat contains several different types of nutrients, which are all required for the many vital processes in your body.

Carbohydrates provide you with energy. A balanced diet Starchy foods. Eating Healthy - Change the Way You Look at Food! The World's Healthiest Foods. How To Eat Healthy. Skip the fad diets and choose healthy foods instead.

How To Eat Healthy

You can have three regular meals each day with a couple of smaller healthy snacks. Or, if you prefer, you can have five or six small meals -- just be sure you're eating enough food to give you all the nutrients you need without taking in too many calories. Eat more fruits, berries and colorful vegetables and less processed snack foods. Choose lean protein sources and healthier fats. Avoid deep fried, gravy smothered and high-fat meat. Eat less of these: Battered and deep fried foods Sugary sodas Processed lunch meats Pastries, cookies and candy Greasy salty snacks Prepackaged main dishes that are high in fat and sodium Most canned pasta meals Frozen pizzas and snacks Sugary breakfast cereals Frozen fried chicken, fish sticks and corn dogs. BBC NI - Schools - It's Up To You! - Home Page. A balanced diet - Live Well. Despite what you see in some diet books and TV programmes, healthy eating can be really straightforward.

A balanced diet - Live Well

Food groups All the food we eat can be divided into five groups. Try to choose a variety of different foods from the first four groups. They are: Fruit and vegetables. Most people in the UK eat and drink too many calories, and too much fat, sugar and salt, and not enough fruit, vegetables and fibre. 1. Fruit and vegetables are a vital source of vitamins and minerals. There's evidence that people who eat at least five portions a day are at lower risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers. What's more, eating five portions is not as hard as it might sound. Having a sliced banana with your morning cereal is a quick way to get one portion.

See 5 A DAY for more tips to help you get your five portions of fruit and veg. 2. Starchy foods should make up around one third of everything we eat.