Achieving a balanced healthy diet will help you feel better and improve the quality of your life. Plus it will reduce the risks of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers, osteoporosis (thin bones) and help you reduce your weight.
Making changes to your diet can be hard - help is at hand. Browse the links below. If you feel you need help from us, ask our health trainer or one of the practice nurses for some advice. It may be that you would benefit from My Health, My Way, our online support service to help you develop your confidence to take those crucial first steps, so click on the link on the right of the screen to find out more.
This website provides healthy recipies including chilli con carne, lemon chicken, fish pie, vegetable soup, beef curry and more. It also contains advice on how to beat common problems like bloating and indigestion, as well as general health food tips - is Omega 3 in oily fish a must have or a load of codswallop? Is garlic a superfood? Are blueberries antioxidant powerhouses? And much more...
Could your diet be putting your health at risk? Find out with this short assessment of your eating habits.
This video contains information on how to manage your intake of carbohydrates if you have diabetes.
This video contains information on how to manage your intake of fats when you have diabetes.
This app contains over 100 calorie-counted, searchable recipies, a great 'smart recipies' function which provides suggestions for a day's meals, and a shopping list functino which makes it easy to keep track of everything you need. Most recipies serve 4 adults and cost around £5 to make.
The body needs a balance of healthy foods to ensure optimum health. Many find that small meals and snacks are helpful. This fact sheet contains tips on a healh balanced diet and thoughts about supplements.
You wouldn't expect your car to run without the right fuel, so in the same way you need to feed your brain regularly with the right mix of nutrients for it to work properly.
Is there a connection between feeling fine and the foods we have eaten? Do some foods make us grumpy? Is it possible to plan a diet for a good mood?
The eatwell plate, good and bad fats, kippers and noodles...
Advice varies depending on which symptoms dominate - bloating, wind, constipation or diarrhoea? Useful steps and probiotics.
If you'd love to lose weight without feeling hungry, welcome to Slimming World! Reach your weight loss dream - enjoying the food you love!
Weight Watchers is an effective weight loss programme with support and motivation when you need it. Lose weight and keep it off with regular meetings and online support.
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