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Woman's Own - - HEALTHY LIVE WELL -

hoorah! these fes­tive favourites aren’t half bad for you ei­ther

Cheese & bis­cuits

Why they’re healthy: A great source of cal­cium, re­quired to build strong teeth and bones and reg­u­late mus­cle con­trac­tions, in­clud­ing your heart­beat. Make it health­ier: Opt for lower fat cheeses (such as goat’s cheese). Choose re­duced­sugar chut­neys. Pick wa­ter bis­cuits as these are the low­est in calo­ries. ✱ One por­tion = three in­di­vid­ual serv­ings OF 25g With 3-5 Wa­ter bis­cuits

Christ­mas pud­ding

Why it’s healthy: Al­though high in su­gar, Christ­mas pud­ding is rich in fi­bre from the dried fruit and nuts. Fi­bre is es­sen­tial for healthy di­ges­tion and re­duces the risk of heart dis­ease, type 2 di­a­betes and bowel cancer. Make it health­ier: Serve with yo­gurt or low fat crème fraîche in­stead of cream. ✱ One por­tion = 80-100g

Red wine

Why it’s healthy: No al­co­hol is good for you, but re­search sug­gests there may be a ben­e­fit to hav­ing one small glass per day. Red wine con­tains resver­a­trol, which may help re­duce the risk of heart dis­ease. Make it health­ier: Sip wa­ter in be­tween top-ups to stay hy­drated. ✱ One por­tion = One small 125Ml glass

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