Make your Family Meals Healthier

 A feature from the February 2017 issue of Suffolk Norfolk Life magazine
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Catherine Jeans gives 3 ways to Make your Family Meals Healthier… starting today!

Think about how our cave men ancestors used to eat? No tins, cartons, packets, sugar or processed food in sight! In modern times, it may be difficult to eat like a cave man or woman, but there’s a lot you can do to really improve the quality of your family meals… and in turn support better health this 2017.

It’s so simple to turn every day meals into super meals… just with a few swaps or added ingredients. Here are my top 3 tips on how you can supercharge your everyday meals… these are not new year resolutions; these are changes you can make for life.

1 – How can I add one more?
We know that those who eat 7 or more fruit or vegetables per day have a longer life expectancy and lower risk of many diseases. Every time you cook, think… how can I add one more?

2 – Where is the green?
Dark green leafy vegetables are a powerhouse of nutrients, and are packed with calcium, magnesium, fibre and all kinds of wonderful phytonutrients. In fact the Institute of Food Research in Norwich have been working with broccoli for some time now, with their latest research focusing on how it may help in the fight against prostate cancer.

3 – Don’t forget your omega 3s.
Yes, fat is your friend, especially when it comes to omega 3 fatty acids or omega 3 polyunsaturated fats as they are also known. The best source is oily fish, such as salmon, sardines and mackerel, and if you’re a fish eater try to include these twice per week.

Read the full article in the February 2017 issue of Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine
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