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Healthy eating

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A balanced diet

When it comes to a healthy diet, balance is the key to getting it right. Despite what you see in some diet books and TV shows, healthy eating can be really straightforward. We've gathered the best tips on how to eat a wide variety of foods in the right proportions. Read more about A balanced diet
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Cutting down on sugars

Evidence shows that many adults and children consume more sugar than is recommended as part of a healthy balanced diet. Here is how you can cut down by eating fewer sugary foods, such as sweets and biscuits, and drinking fewer sugary soft drinks.

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Barbecue food safety

Food poisoning cases increase over the summer. On the barbecue, the two main risk factors are undercooked meat and spreading germs from raw meat onto food that's ready to eat. Remember these simple steps to help keep food safe.

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Healthy food swaps

Choosing healthier foods is easier than you may think. It's all about eating fewer foods that are high in calories, fat, salt and sugars, and swapping them for something healthier. We’ve included some great swap tips in this article.

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Salt – the facts

Too much salt can raise your blood pressure, which puts you at increased risk of health problems such as heart disease and stroke. But a few simple steps can help you to cut your salt intake. Find out what food is high in salt and how much to eat.

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Last reviewed: 
February, 2013