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Healthy Foods

(And not so healthy foods)

We have compiled a number of handy lists detailing various characteristics of different foods. Some lists highlight so called healthy foods, and some potentially less healthy foods. However it is vital to remember to follow a varied and balanced diet, and that a little of what you fancy, in moderation, is fine.

FSA Advice

As a general rule: carbohydrates should make up about one-third of your daily diet. Fruit and vegetables should also make up about one-third. Split the remainder of your diet between protein and milk and dairy. Only a very small amount of what you eat every day should come from foods that are high in fat and sugar.

For more complete dietary advice see NHS Healthy Eating.

High Fibre Foods

The main function of fibre is to keep the digestive system healthy and functioning properly.

> High Fibre Foods.

High Protein Foods

Protein is an essential nutrient that is important to your health. Protein consists of chains of amino acids that are used by our bodies to grow muscles, hair, nails, skin and internal organs.

> High Protein Foods.

Foods High In Iron

Iron is an essential mineral used to transport oxygen to all parts of our body. A slight deficiency of iron can cause anemia.

> Foods High in Iron.