5 foods you shouldn’t give up

Don’t abstain from your favourite foods - try consuming in moderation to mix pleasure with health benefits.



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Chips

The Myth: They'll make my cholesterol levels rocket!

The Truth: It all depends on how you cook them; large cut, fresh chips, cooked quickly at the right temperature using a healthy oil can be good for you. Fresh potatoes are a good source of starchy carbohydrate as well as vitamin C, and cutting chips into chunkier sizes stops as much oil being absorbed.

Cooking them in rapeseed oil is a great idea because it's high in monounsaturated fats which can help to keep the heart healthy. Plus, getting the temperature of the oil high before cooking reduces the cooking time, and therefore the amount of nutrients that are destroyed.

How much can I eat? Best for an occasional treat - no more than once a week.

Discover more about checking the oils you cook with here.


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I have always beleived that a balanced diet is the best way to go.

If you deprive yourself of things that you are craving, will result in that you just want it more and you might even binge on that specific food. While if you allow yourself  to eat it in moderation, you will feel more satisfied.

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Posted: 20/02/2011 at 22:12

i like chips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 15/03/2011 at 10:02

I don't drink beer.  Should I start?
Posted: 15/03/2011 at 13:42

Spam is good too
Posted: 31/05/2011 at 00:12

Ratzer      

Well I do drink beer, wish I had not started!


Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:14

Any mention of pies?
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:16

Guinness???
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 20:25

Ratzer wrote (see)
I don't drink beer.  Should I start?

Johnny Blaze wrote (see)
Any mention of pies?

M...eldy wrote (see)
Guinness???

Steak and Guinness pies all round I reckon.  In moderation of course - no more than one a day.
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 21:36

PhilPub wrote (see)
Ratzer wrote (see)
I don't drink beer.  Should I start?

Johnny Blaze wrote (see)
Any mention of pies?

M...eldy wrote (see)
Guinness???

Steak and Guinness pies all round I reckon.  In moderation of course - no more than one a day.


Before or after the race?
Posted: 29/07/2011 at 21:39

Definitely after.  And for anything over 10k, it should be followed with a sticky toffee pudding and clotted cream.
Posted: 30/07/2011 at 10:19

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