Healthy Top Tips

By Ploy Suknirunvong March 30, 2020

TOP TIP ONE: 

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Aim to have at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables. A mixture of this can be bought fresh, frozen, canned/tinned, dried and juiced. However be careful as dried and juiced have a higher content of natural sugars.

  • Good source of vitamins and minerals that include folate, vitamin C and potassium
  • Good source of dietary fibre
  • Low in fat and calories
  • Fruit and vegetables taste really good, and you have so many to choose from!
  • Almost all fruit and vegetables count, which include dried, frozen, fresh or tinned.

 

TOP TIP TWO:

Drinks Count As Well!

Smoothies, fruit and veg juices all count towards your 5 A DAY too.

A 150ml glass of unsweetened, 100% fruit or vegetable juice or smoothie counts as a maximum of one portion.

That means, no matter how much you drink, it’s still just one portion, and because juices and smoothies can contain a lot of fruit sugar, it’s best to limit the amount you drink and try to drink with meals to reduce the risk of tooth decay.

 

TOP TIP THREE:

Start the day with breakfast, aim to have within 30 minutes of waking, but no more than after 1 hour.

It will kick start your metabolism, and make you ready for the day ahead. It also reduces mental fatigue and increases your level of concentration.

 

TOP TIP FOUR:

You should aim to complete 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise over a 7 day period. This could be in 10 minute bursts or 30 minute sessions five times a week.