Healthy eating

Healthy eating

8 tips for eating well

1. Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates. Choose wholegrain high fibre varieties where possible.

2. Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.

3. Aim for at least two portions of sustainably sourced fish a week, one of which should be oily.

4. Cut down on saturated fat and sugar.

5. Eat less than 6g (around 1 teaspoon) of salt each day.

6. Get active and maintain a healthy weight.

7. Keep hydrated and aim for 6-8 glasses of fluid each day.

8. Don't skip breakfast.

The Eatwell Guide shows the proportions in which different groups of foods are needed in order to have a well-balanced and healthy diet, for more information visit Assets Publishing Service - Eatwell Guide (opens in a new window).