So what should we eat?

The NHS’s the Eatwell Guide sets out the balance of foods you need, whatever kind of diet you eat:

  • Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day
  • Base meals around higher-fibre starchy foods such as potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
  • Don’t forget protein – from lean meat, fish, seafood, pulses, tofu or unsalted nuts
  • Include dairy or dairy alternatives
  • Foods high in fat, sugars or salt should be eaten less often and in small amounts

» Read this article by Caroline Parkinson at the BBC…