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Healthy Diet

Nutritional therapy can be of benefit for many health conditions and some of the most commonly seen health concerns are listed in the side bar menu of this page and specific information on these conditions is given.

What constitutes a healthy diet?


As a starting point, all people will benefit from adopting a healthy diet and the Healthy Aspirations guidelines for a healthy diet are given below:

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  • Try to eat foods as close to their natural state as possible
  • Include plenty of fruit and vegetables, at least 5 portions per day, preferably 7-8!
  • Always eat breakfast
  • Eat slowly and chew well
  • Always incorporate some form of protein into each meal, good choices are lean red meats (twice a week) poultry, eggs and vegetable proteins such as legumes
  • Eat organic foods wherever possible.  If cost is an issue then focus on buying meat & dairy organic and wash and peel non-organic fruit & vegetables before use
  • Replace all white, refined and processed foods with their ‘brown’ alternatives.  Especially avoid white flour, in all forms
  • Avoid sugar and all sugar containing snacks if at all possible
  • Choose non-hydrogenated margarine and a small amount of organic butter for your bread and toast
  • Use Butter, grapeseed oil & coconut oil for cooking as they are stable at high temperstures
  • Do not cook with extra virgin olive oil, use it instead as a dressing for salads
  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day
  • Eat some raw vegetables every day, a small salad with a meal is a good way to do this
  • Read food labels carefully and avoid sugars, sweetners and ‘e’ numbers as well as trans fats
  • Relax and enjoy your food, do not eat on the run!

 
It is important to stress that the suggestions offered in this website are not intended to replace appropriate medical investigation and treatment.


To make an appointment or to obtain more information please contact me

Tel: +44 203 416 5156

Email: info@healthy-aspirations.co.uk