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Dangers of frequent dining out

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With recent restrictio­ns meaning we’ve been unable to eat out, we might all be looking forward to going for dinner more regularly.

But new research reveals that frequent dining out could actually be bad for our health.* This is because meals in restaurant­s, especially fast-food chains, tend to be higher in salt and fat, and lower in nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables and wholegrain­s than homemade meals.

Too much salt and saturated fat in the diet can increase your risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a meal out, just be sure the majority of your meals are home-cooked and full of healthy goodness such as fibre, protein and vitamins A,C,D and E.

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