Plan your diet around plant foods such as wholemeal bread, rice, pasta, vegetables, fruits and pulses. These are not only healthy choices, but also means that you are less likely to eat unhealthy foods that are high in fat and sugar.

20 Super Foods:

Brazil-nutsBroccolibrusselspcabbagecarrotsgarlicKiwimangosOlive-OilonionsorangesRed Orange Pepperssalmonspinachstrawberriessunflowerseedssweet-potato-typesTomatoesWatercressWhole-Grain Bread

The wide range of different nutrients (and the ways they react together) – gained from a healthy, balanced diet – that is the most beneficial to our health. There is no evidence that taking supplements, instead of eating a healthy diet, can have the same beneficial effect.

We could live healthier for longer through eating the right food, exercising and keeping a healthy weight.

Coloring your dish

In order to get the best range of natural goodness from vegetables, fruits and plant foods, you should aim to eat as many different varieties as possible.

The idea of creating a ‘rainbow’ on your plate is a good way to do this. By including more plant foods from each of the colour groups: red, orange, yellow, green, purple and white, you’ll be ensuring that you’re getting the best mix of nutrients for healthy living, every day.

Have seven servings of plant-based foods each day for a range of natural goodness. 

Variety is essential.