Sunday, 2 January 2011


Myth number 1: Healthy food is too expensive 

Loads of people think this is true, but it's actually more likely you will find a lot of cheap healthy meal ideas that help save you money. You just need to be clever about it.Read

Myth number 2: I can never have a full English breakfast 

The full English breakfast, if you fry it all in fat, will be bad for you. However, the basic ingredients can actually make quite a healthy breakfast.Read

Myth number 3: I shouldn't give fruit and veg my children didn't like the first time 

We all know children can be fussy eaters, but they also need to get their nutrients. Here's some tips to get kids to eat vegetables.Read

Myth number 4: Dried, tinned or frozen fruit is not as good for you as fresh fruit 

Most of us know that as part of a healthy balanced diet we should be eating at least five portions of fruit and veg each day. Read

Myth number 5: Missing breakfast is a good way to lose weight 

Breakfast is such an important meal. This is because when we're asleep, we are also 'fasting' for about eight hours, so it's pretty important to 'break' this by having some food when we get up. Here's some of the effects of skipping breakfast.Read

Myth number 6: The salt we add at the table is the most we have 

You may think so, but actually 75% of the salt in our diet comes from processed foods. Just 10 to 15% comes from salt we add when we're cooking or at the table. Read

Myth number 7: Processed food is not as good for me as fresh food 

In some cases this is true, but a lot of processed foods are just as healthy, and sometimes even more healthy than fresh foods. This all depends on how they are processed.Read

Myth number 8: If you don't exercise all the time, it's a waste of time 

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Even moderate exercise, such as walking, gardening, playing games, dancing or doing other fun things can have fantastic benefits.Read

Myth number 8: You only have to exercise when overweight 

A lot of people think the only reason to exercise is to lose weight, but this simply isn't true. Read

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