Then – make some switches

The most health-conscious people choose to eat wholegrain foods where possible, switching ‘white’ carbs for their wholewheat counterparts.

This adds important FIBRE to your diet, and makes the foods more useful to the body. Empty calories are a waste and add to weight gain. Whole grains also contain magnesium – a magnesium deficiency can lead to higher blood pressure.

You can also swap coffee for green tea. Green tea has been found to be effective in treating high cholesterol.

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Eat SOME meat

Meat is not unhealthy in itself, but it must be kept in balance with everything else. How often you eat meat is not as important as the quantity you eat each time.

Try to divide your plate so that meat covers only 25% of it or less, and you’ll be winning. Eat less red meat, or swap it for chicken and fish. The omega-3’s in fatty fish are very good for maintaining your heart health.

If you’re going to eat red meat, try to eat venison which is lower in fat, and doesn’t contain any unnatural hormones. Venison also has more vitamins and minerals per serving than beef does and contains more iron, vitamin B6, niacin and riboflavin.

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