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Some good nutrition tips

I read this information and I thought I would share it with you as it gives you some simple pointers to leading and maintaining a healthy nutrition regime.

1. Fill up on fibre
High fibre foods such as Shredded Wheat, semi dried apricots, oatcakes, fruit and vegetables add bulk to food which helps to trigger feelings of fullness without the calories.  They also slow down the release of sugars into the blood stream keeping hunger at bay.

2. Dilute your drinks
The calories in drinks can soon mount up and the sugars and alcohol they contain can send blood sugars soaring resulting in increased appetite and cravings.  A great way to reduce both the calorie content of your beverages and the affect they have on your blood sugars is to dilute them with still or sparkling water. Swapping lattes for instant or fresh coffee made with water and just a small amount of milk added can also save over 200 calories per coffee.

3. Focus on fats
Nuts, seeds, oils and oily fish such as a fillet of salmon can all be great sources of essential fatty acids essential for a whole host of functions from a strong immune system through to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s and many cancers.  However, it’s important to limit your intake of saturated fats found in cakes, biscuits, crisps, chocolate, pastries, cheese, fried and processed foods.

Go for reduced or low fat dairy foods such as skimmed milk, low fat yogurt, reduced fat cream cheese and half fat cheddar, swap fatty salad dressings for balsamic vinegar, and base most of your snacks and desserts around fruit or vegetables such as apples, oranges or carrots dipped in low fat hummus.

Hope this helps

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