Health on a Plate

…because what you put on your plate matters

Healthy eating isn’t complicated

That doesn’t always mean that it’s easy.

Rule number one:

Eat lots of fruits & vegetables. Aim for 8 portions a day in as many different colours as you can.

Even better – eat more leafy green vegetables:

Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, watercress, rocket, spinach, pak choi and Brussels sprouts are jam-packed with nutrients. They’re excellent sources of iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, antioxidants, vitamin C, omega 3 and fibre. What’s more, they contain more phytochemicals than any other vegetables – most of them glucosinolates, which have been linked to a reduction in cancer in several population studies.  No wonder they’re dubbed superfoods!

Then, drink 6-8 glasses of water every day.

If you manage this on a daily basis, you can be a bit more relaxed about all the other rules out there.

References: DM Parkin (2011). The fraction of cancer attributable to lifestyle and environmental factors in the UK in 2010 British Journal of Cancer, 105 (Supplement 2)



This entry was posted on March 25, 2012 by in Resources.

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