Merton Moves - Eating for better health

Eating for good health

Exercise and eating healthily offer loads of benefits individually, but together they work wonders! Here are some tips to help make sure your food is giving you all you need.

Eat at least 5 portions of different fruit and vegetables a day. Fresh produce is great of course, but frozen, tinned, dried and juiced counts too. 

Protein sources can be both animal and plant based, such as chicken, eggs, cheese and beans. Protein is what your body builds muscle with.

When choosing your starchy carbohydrates, like bread, pasta and rice, try choosing wholegrain versions. Also keep an eye out for high fibre versions of your favourites. Fibre is good for your digestive system as well as many other things. Complex carbs full of fibre and nutrients are far better for you than simple refined carbs like sugar.

Things to look out for

Make sure you get enough

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