Factors to consider when deciding which food to buy, and how to prepare it, and eat it: Where possible, reasonable, feasible and sensible, eat food as close to its natural state as possible. For example:

  • ‘Picked five minutes ago’ is better than picked hours ago, which is better than picked today and much better than picked last week.

  • Raw is better than cooked, especially better than over-cooked.

  • Generally, fresh is better than frozen which is better than tinned.

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  • Frozen last week is better than frozen six months ago.

  • Produced locally is better than imported from around the world.

  • Grown organically is better than grown using pesticides, herbicides and artificial fertilizers.

  • And try and eat as wide a range of fresh food as possible

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