How to eat a balanced diet

Our experts explain what your recommended daily amounts of nutrients should be, how to serve the perfect portion and recipes to make you happy and healthy…

When are the best times to eat carbs, protein and fat, what should your portion size be and what are your guideline daily amounts? Choose wisely and you can eat healthily around the clock..food eating balancedWomen have different daily nutritional requirements to men, and below our nutritionist has offered guidance and recipe ideas for women seeking a balanced diet for good health – but what exactly is meant by a ‘balanced diet’? There are some simple rules to follow like getting your five-a-day, including three servings of whole-grains and choosing more fish, poultry and less red meat while opting for low-fat dairy foods. But that’s not the whole story – how much should you be eating and when is the best time to eat protein, carbs or fats? Read on for our guide to healthy eating around the clock.images

Kick start your metabolism by including protein at breakfast, choose from eggs, salmon, lean ham or low-fat dairy. We burn more calories digesting protein rather than carbs so, by making your breakfast a protein one, you’ll be revving up your metabolism and because protein foods keep you fuller for longer, you’ll eat fewer calories the rest of the day.Eating balanced

A protein breakfast needn’t take any longer to prepare – top your morning toast with a scrambled egg, a slice of smoked salmon or some lean ham and when you do have a little more time enjoy an omelette or frittata.

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