Tips & Inspiration
Top tips for a Healthier Cholesterol Level
Just as adding Benecol® foods to your day is really easy and effective, so is enjoying a healthier lifestyle. All it takes is some simple changes. This is where you'll find great nutrition and fitness advice to inspire you.
Lowering your cholesterol levels with good nutrition
A healthy, balanced diet should contain a variety of food from all the main food categories, including lots of fruit and vegetables, starchy foods, protein-rich foods and dairy foods.
Food labels - What they mean?
We're always encouraged to read food tables and labels carefully to make sure we know what we're buying or consuming, but it's not always easy to understand exactly what all the information on those labels actually means…
5 a day: eating enough fruit and veg
Most of us are not eating enough fruit and veg! In the UK, we are typically eating less than 3 portions a day and only 13% of men and 15% of women meet the recommended 5 or more portions a day.
Fibre: Why is it so important?
Most people know that fibre is important to keep the digestive system healthy, yet four out of five of us are not eating enough. The benefits of eating a high fibre diet stretch far beyond digestive health…
Fats: Which ones you can eat?
We all need a certain amount of fat in our diet. Without it, we would miss out on a valuable source of energy for the body which is crucial for moving nutrients around the body, building cells and the absorption of fat soluble vitamins A, D and E and K.
Water: Why is it important?
Water makes up about two-thirds of our body weight. It's important for this to be maintained because most of the chemical reactions that happen in our cells need water to function properly.
Managing portion sizes
Although what you eat is important, how much you eat is also essential, and managing your portion sizes is the first step in helping to control your weight. Eating smaller portions of food is one of the easiest ways to cut back on calories, but it can also be one of the most challenging.