Replace fatty foods with low fat alternatives. This will help to stop your arteries narrowing, lower cholesterol and also keep your weight at a healthy level.
Try to keep your weight in the middle range – neither too high nor too low.
Keep your alcohol intake within the recommended weekly limits (or as advised by your doctor).
Eating less salt and salty foods will help you to control your blood pressure. Watch out for hidden salt in processed food, even in bread and biscuits.
The eatwell plate illustrates how you get the balanced diet right.
- Foods flavoured with herbs, spices & lemons.
- Fresh fish, and fish tinned in water.
- Eggs (3–4 a week). Lean meat (chicken, turkey).
- Small amounts of m...