Nutrition - Healthy eating tips
Healthy eating tips
- Vitamin C can be affected by heat and storage methods, so eat fruit and vegetables from a variety of sources – for example, raw, cooked, frozen and canned.
- Have a glass of orange or grapefruit juice every day. Studies have shown that citrus fruits and their juice can provide protection against stroke.
- Eat at least two servings of oily fish each week. This includes tuna, mackerel, salmon and herring.
- Save fatty, sugary foods like biscuits, pastries, cakes and sweets for the very occasional treat.
- Reduce your intake of foods high in saturated fat by limiting the amount of saturated fat and oil used in cooking, choosing lean cuts of meat, cutting off any visible fat and opting for low-fat dairy products.
- Replace red meat with lean meats like chicken and game that are lower in saturated fat and grill, casserole or stir fry rather than deep-fry your food.
- Cut down on salt by not adding extra when cooking and not sprinking it on your food at mealtimes.
- There is also hidden salt and salt compounds (look for the word sodium on labels) in processed foods and snacks. Read the labels and limit your consumption of salty processed foods.
- Being overweight can increase the risk of stroke. A diet high in fruit and vegetables and low in fat and salt (as outlined above) can help to control your weight.
- Choose lower fat salad dressings.