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Tiki's food guide
Tiki's food guide

Good and bad foods: health

“You are what you eat”, goes a well known saying. It’s not quite true but its message really means that if you eat healthy foods, you are most likely to be healthy. If you eat nothing but corn chips, you won’t get to look like a corn cob but you certainly won’t be fit and healthy. This is because your body needs a good mix of foods.

So...good foods: oats, fish

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Almost anything fresh is a good start. Better still is fresh organic food.

Oily fish
Vegetables, particularly orange or dark green ones (carrots, chard, broccoli, squashes like pumpkins)
Oats and other fibre-rich grains
Pulses (beans, peas, lentils)
Certain vegetable oils which are high in monounsaturates (olive, canola/rapeseed)
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(By ‘bad’, I don’t mean they will make you sick or anything. Just that you should eat them in moderation. You don't need any of these to live. Trouble is everybody likes them and, because they are cheap, tasty and easy to eat, people eat far too much of them.)


'Bad' foods

Most processed foods — which generally contain sugar, salt and fat

Fatty foods like margarines, butter, cream, most cheeses, fatty meat
Sugar and sugary foods like cakes and candies
Food containing additives and colourings
Sugary or diet soda drinks
Salty foods
Junk food
Fast food and takeaways

Tiki in muftiTry my second quiz: which foods are good and which bad?

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Click here to find out about vegetarians and vegans

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