Ana Gowrea’s top tips for healthy eat­ing

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

1. Re­think your sug­ary drinks. Don’t drink your calo­ries. There are about 16 tea­spoons of sugar in a 600ml bot­tle of reg­u­lar soft drink. Drink wa­ter in­stead.

2. Fo­cus on re­duc­ing the added or re­fined sugar in what you eat. Many foods la­belled as “low-fat” sub­sti­tute the fat with sugar.

3. For a sugar fix, eat sea­sonal fruit, dried fruit or whole­grain ce­re­als.

4. En­joy foods that truly nour­ish you – mind, body and soul. Go for whole foods such as fruits, veg­eta­bles, whole­grain ce­re­als, lean meats, nuts and dairy. Th­ese are usu­ally un­pro­cessed and un­pack­aged.

5. Visit LiveLighter.com.au for recipe ideas and ways to re­duce your health risk through healthy eat­ing.

6. Look out for lo­cal pro­grams that will help you choose the healthy food op­tions ev­ery day.

7. Avoid fad di­ets. They are re­stric­tive and lim­it­ing. Healthy food is for life. En­joy a va­ri­ety of nu­tri­tious foods. Not one sin­gle food is go­ing to cure every­thing.

Di­eti­cian Ana Gowrea says peo­ple need to think more about their food choices.

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