How does your diet rate out of 10? A superfood-fuelled nine? A gluten-free eight? According to recent Government figures, it may be l ess healthy than you think. Despite the Nation’s obsession with diets, over a quarter of UK women are short of i ron and 90 per cent are l acking folic acid; we’re eating twice the sugar we should, half the fibre, below the recommended omega 3s and only averaging four of our five- a- day fruit and veg. Not good!
In this month’s healthy- eating special ( page 56), we go back to basics and share the easy, science-backed steps you need to cover all nutrition bases (see ‘7 hacks to i mprove your diet today’, page 58); and make healthy eating fun and affordable (see ‘Eat Healthy, Save Money!’ page, 60). Get i nspired by the amazing reader success stories i n ‘My diet changed my l i fe!’ ( page 62), then vote for your favourite healthy food products i n the H&F Healthy Food & Drink Awards (page 68) and be i n with a chance to win a £100 Amazon Voucher.