We Are What We Eat

The food we eat has a huge impact on how well our bodies function and how efficient they are at resisting illness and disease.
 
Vitamins and minerals, within food, contribute significantly to this. Ideally, a well balanced diet should provide all the nutrients we need. That means eating a wide variety of foods from the following food groups:
 

Bread, cereals, rice, pasta and potatoes 

Wholegrain varieties are rich in carbohydrates, energy, fibre and B vitamins. 
 

Fruit and vegetables 

A rich source of fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Try to eat at least five portions every day; whether they are fresh, frozen, canned, juiced or dried.
 
 Try to eat at least five portions every day; whether they are fresh, frozen, canned, juiced or dried - Alphega Pharmacy
 

Dairy products 

These are important sources of calcium, protein and vitamins A and D. Choose low-fat versions.
 

Lean meat, chicken, fish, eggs and alternatives such as soya, lentils, nuts and beans

Provide protein and a rich supply of B vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc. A healthy diet should also include oily fish (examples include mackerel, salmon, herring and sardines), rich in the omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA), at least once every week.

 
If you need further information regarding Vitamins, minerals and nutrition please visit your our Pharmacy Locator and ask your local Alphega pharmacist, for advice.
 
 
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