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tip 80 - kids breakfast

Children who eat a healthy breakfast may be less likely to snack on foods that are high in fat and/or sugar later on and tend to concentrate and...

Tip 79 - f&v

Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake is a lot easier than you might think! Try to incorporate at least one portion with every meal you have...

tip 78 - bones

Did you know that our bones reach their maximum strength when weâre in our twenties? This means you need to include plenty of calcium rich foods...

Tip 60 - fibre 2

Fibre adds bulk to stools by trapping water so make sure you drink plenty of fluids as well as going for high fibre foods

Tip 59 - fuller

To feel fuller on fewer calories, try adding soup or a salad before your main meal. Such foods have a low energy density - studies show that they...

Tip 58 hydration

Food provides about 20% of our fluid intake on average â getting your 5 A DAY can provide about 2 small glasses of water and foods like soups and...

Tip 57 - fibre

The fibres found in oats, barley and fruit can help to control blood sugar and cholesterol.

Tip 56 zinc

Zinc has many functions in the body. It helps to release energy from food, is needed for tissue growth and repair and for the immune system. You can...

Tip 55 selenium

Selenium is an important component of the body's antioxidant system. It is also needed for thyroid hormone production and the production of sperm...

Tip 54 potassium

Potassium is involved in water balance and nerve function in the body and also helps maintain a healthy blood pressure. You can get potassium from...

Tip 53 phosphorus

Phosphorus is needed for the formation of healthy bones and teeth, and for the release of energy from food. You can get phosphorus from red meat...

Tip 52 magnesium

Magnesium helps to release energy from food and to maintain water balance in the body. It is also important for strong muscles, bones and teeth. You...

Tip 51 iron

Iron is needed for making red blood cells, which transport oxygen around the body and is also needed for metabolism and healthy cognitive function...

Tip 50 iodine

Iodine is needed to make thyroid hormones, which are involved in many metabolic processes. It is also very important for brain development in babies...

Tip 49 calcium

Calcium is important for healthy bones and teeth as well as the functions of muscles and nerves. You can get calcium from milk and milk products...

Tip 48 vit k

Vitamin K is needed for the normal clotting of the blood and for healthy bones. You can get vitamin K from green leafy vegetables, meat, dairy...

Tip 47 vit e

Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and protects the cells in our body from damage. You can get vitamin E from vegetable and seed oils and spreads, nuts...

Tip 46 vit d

Vitamin D is needed for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from foods to keep bones healthy. We get most of our vitamin D through the action of...

Tip 45 vit a

Vitamin A is needed to maintain healthy skin and body tissues. It is also needed in the immune system and to help vision in dim light. You can get...

Tip 44 vit c

Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant and is important for maintaining and healing body tissues. It also helps us to absorb iron from plant sources. You...

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