WHAT DOES A HEALTHY DIE LOOK LIKE?

A good diet is a varied and interesting one –but not an expensive or difficult one. It is based on generous amounts of filling, energy-rich foods such as bread, rice, pasta, and potatoes; and also plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. For protein, choose lean meat, poultry, fish game, eggs, pulses and lower-fat dairy. *…

EATING WELL ON A BUDGET

Is it possible to ea a healthy diet without spending a lot of money on food? Eating healthily need not e expensive. With some of the most nutritious foods being among the cheapest, it is a case of choosing wisely, planning your meals in advance and basing your meals on a good variety of inexpensive…

WHAT’S BEST FOR A BABY

When I had my children, everyone admired chubby babies. But now I’m told that fat babies tend to become fat adults. Is baby fat really dad? Chubby babies should not be thought of as unhealthy. Babies need a good start in life and if they are very slender can lose weight rapidly if they have…

ADAPTING RECIPES

I want to give my family a healthy diet, but they insist I go on making their old favorites. Are there any subtle changes I can make that wont’ cause a riot? You are quite right to be concerned; traditional dishes often fall far short of modern standards of healthy eating. Even so, it is…

EDUCATING CHILDREN

How can I teach my children good eating habits that will last? The future eating habits of children depend largely on the example set by parents and schools. If hectic schedules force you and your family to snatch snacks, rather than sit at a table and enjoy food and conversation, then your children will tend…

What is food?

Like air and water, food is one of the primary resources our bodies need in order to function. It provides :  Energy –to move, stay warm, grow and repair tissue, and perform hundreds of bodily activities. Nutrients- substances needed for making body tissues and chemicals and performing chemical reaction. Carbohydrate, protein and lipids (fats and…

BENEFITS OF BREAKFAST

My teenage daughter wont’ eat breakfast, a meal I have always believed to be the most important of the day. Des it matter? Provided she makes up the nutrients at other times of the day, missing breakfast should not damage your daughter’s health. But it Starting the day well a nourishing breakfast gets children off…

CHOOSING MEALS OR SNACKS

I like nibbling snacks throughout the day but my husband insists that full meals are better. Who is right? Both of you. Choose whichever way of eating suits you best and, provided that you eat the right foods, your diet will be healthy. Eating small, frequent snacks provides a constant supply of energy and nutrients,…

NUTRITION IN A NUTSHELL

A lot of the advice I read about having a healthy diet is complicated and off-putting. Isn’t there a simple way to eat properly? Despite the endless torrents of nutritional advice in the Press, it is not necessary to give up all the foods you enjoy and plan your meals like a military campaign in…