Tip of the Day: Top Ten Must-Eat Foods for a Healthy Diet

Many people believe that the crux of a healthy diet is the exclusion of unhealthy foods. However, a good diet should also incorporate an increased intake of nutritious, health-boosting foods.

Although nuts are high in calories and should be eaten in moderation, the calories in nuts come mainly from their high levels of monounsaturated fats, which are extremely good for health.

Oily fish – such as salmon, mackerel, sardines are renowned for their health benefits when eaten in moderation (between two and four portions a week).

Studies have suggested that both onions and garlic can help lower cholesterol, and onions could help lower blood pressure.

Oats not only contain many minerals – including zinc, iron and calcium – but they are a good source of B vitamins, which are great for the nervous system. It has countless other health benefits; helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure and benefit the digestive system.

Other healthy foods include; Beetroot, Dark, leafy greens, Berries, and Beans.

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