Sunday – Healthy Food Tips #01

Healthy Food TipsPractical tips that cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices.

-Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates-

Starchy carbohydrates should make up just over one-third of the food you eat. They include potatoes, bread, rice, pasta, and cereals.

Choose wholegrain varieties (or eat potatoes with their skins on) when you can: they contain more fiber and can help you feel full for longer.


Most of us should eat more starchy foods: try to include at least one starchy food with each main meal. Some people think starchy foods are fattening, but gram for gram the carbohydrate they contain provides fewer than half the calories of fat.

Keep an eye on the fats you add when you’re cooking or serving these types of foods because that’s what increases the calorie content, for example, oil on chips, butter on bread and creamy sauces on pasta.

Source: http://www.nhs.uk/

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