Fat facts

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

Wholegrains

This fact sheet recommends the amount of wholegrains people should consume and gives examples of wholegrains.

Folic Acid

This Food Fact Sheet will tell you all about folic acid – which foods are good sources, how much you need, and who should take supplements.

Fruit and vegetables

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.

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.

Iodine

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

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.

Carbohydrates

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

Cholesterol

This fact sheet explains what cholesterol is and how you can improve your diet to help reduce the level in your blood if it is too high.

Soya foods

This Food Fact Sheet explains about soya foods.

Iron

This fact sheet recommends amounts of iron for different groups of people and lists iron rich foods.

Sugar

This Food Fact Sheet will help you understand how sugar may affect your health and well-being.

Omega 3

What are the benefits of Omega 3 and what is it?

Stanols and Sterols

This Food Fact Sheet will look at their role in reducing the bad type of cholesterol in our blood which can lead to heart disease and stroke.

Calcium

How much calcium do different groups of people need what foods and drinks are rich in calcium.

Vitamin D

You can get vitamin D from some foods including fortified foods and everyone is recommended to take a supplement, especially during autumn and winter.

Fibre

Most of us need to eat more fibre and having a very good intake from a wide variety of foods is linked to a better overall nutritional intake.