Fat facts

Fats are an important part of the diet; they provide the body with energy and with some important vitamins.

Fruit and vegetables – how to get five-a-day

By eating at least five portions of a variety of fruits and vegetables a day, you will not only look and feel better, but you will give your body many essential nutrients that it needs to maintain your overall long-term health.

Menopause and diet

The menopause is the time when periods stop. It is defined as occurring 12 months after the last menstrual period and usually happens between the ages of 45-55. This Food Fact Sheet explains what happens during the menopause and provides dietary advice to help aid symptoms.

Osteoporosis and diet

There are steps that you can take to reduce your risk of getting osteoporosis like having a healthy balanced diet with plenty of calcium, vitamin D and other vitamins and minerals.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and diet

This Food Fact Sheet looks at Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and how a healthy diet can help.

Pregnancy and diet

Pregnancy is a good time to think about what you’re eating. What you eat now will help your baby to grow healthily and give them the best start in life and help you to feel your best. This food Fact Sheet will help you make those good food choices.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diet

Dietary changes can often help Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms and sometimes simple changes are all that are needed. This Food Fact Sheet explains that dietary changes can help these symptoms.

Hypertension and Diet

This fact sheet will tell you about simple changes to your diet that can help reduce the health risks that having high blood pressure can cause.

Osteoarthritis and diet

Arthritis is a condition that causes joint pain. This Food Fact Sheet is about the role diet has in managing symptoms of the most common arthritic condition, osteoarthritis (OA).

Glycaemic Index (GI)

This Food Fact Sheet explains how there are many types of carbohydrates (carbs), but they all behave differently in your body. The Glycaemic Index (GI), is a ranking of how quickly these foods make your blood glucose levels rise after eating them.

Skin health

If you feel like you have lost your ‘glow’ or wish to maintain healthy skin, read on for some top food and lifestyle tips to get you glowing inside and out.

Healthy packed lunches

This Food Fact Sheet provides the information that you need to have a nutritious balanced packed lunch that will fill you up through to dinner time.

Iodine

This Food Fact Sheet will tell you more about iodine, its food sources and how much you need.

Weight Loss

Information about losing weight and achieving the goals you want.

Malnutrition

The simple steps outlined in this Food Fact Sheet should help to identify and treat malnutrition.

Salt

This Food Fact Sheet looks at salt in our diet, how to identify foods containing too much salt and tips to moderate salt consumption and improve your health.

Supplements

A lot of vitamin, mineral and other nutritional supplements are available on the market. This Food Fact Sheet will break down who needs to take supplements, which ones to take and the risks that come along with them.`

Depression and diet

Good nutrition is important for our mental and physical health. This Food Fact Sheet will look at how following a healthy diet can protect your mental health.

Carbohydrates

Foods that contain carbohydrates are an important part of our diets. Learn how to choose healthy sources of carbohydrates.

Wheat free diet

Wheat is found in many foods, so a wheat free diet can be restrictive. This fact sheet is intended as a basic guide to eating wheat free.

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