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   May 30

Grate cheese on veg, always tear lettuce and never peel potatoes: Expert reveals how to get the maximum nutrition from your five-a- day (and believe it or not, the MICROWAVE is best)

It is a widely-regarded dietary gold standard – to pack in at least five fruit and vegetables every day
But a team of nutritionists told MailOnline it is not just what you eat, but how you prepare it that makes a difference

New infographic reveals a series of easy tips to help you get the most nutrition from what’s on your plate

Steam veg, don’t boil, add cheese or olive oil to absorb more nutrients and tear lettuce before storing it in the fridge

It is a health mantra few can ignore – you must eat at least five fruits and vegetables each day.

Ensuring your fridge is bursting with various shades of green, orange, yellow, red and purple, helps you achieve the dietary gold standard – balance.

But it is not just what you eat, but how you prepare it that makes all the difference.

Eating fresh produce is a great start but there are a whole host of tricks you can use – as well as things you should avoid – when preparing your food to maximise how nutritious your diet actually is.

Nutritionists have shared their top tips to help you maximise the goodness in your diet. They include choosing to steam or microwave vegetables instead of boiling, to pairing your vegetables with cheese or olive oil to help your body absorb nutrients more efficiently

Naomi Haynes, of Goodness Direct, the team behind this new infographic, said the aim is to encourage people to realise the big impact of making small changes in the kitchen.

From choosing to steam or microwave veg instead of boiling the goodness away, to pairing vegetables with cheese or olive oil to help your body absorb the nutrients, the graphic reveals a host of tips that are easily achievable.

Mrs Haynes, a trained nutritionist, told MailOnline: ‘Embarking on any healthy eating plan can be really daunting for people.

‘This infographic is designed to help people realise that by making small changes you can see real benefits.

‘Your energy levels will soar, and eating healthily helps reduce the negative effects of our 21st century lifestyles.

‘Making the information bite-sized, and therefore more achievable, means you can go to the fridge and starting making positive changes.

‘A healthy diet can help improve your overall health, your skin, your energy levels – it can make a huge difference.’


Source: Daily Mail

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