Tips - Food & Drink

Stop the Pop

A can of soft drink, on average, contains the equivalent of seven teaspoons of sugar - almost half your daily allowance. Cutting out at least one can of pop a day, and replacing it with water will reduce your sugar intake by 49 teaspoons in a week. There are 25 calories in a heaped teaspoon; so that would reduce your calorie intake by 1225 calories.

Drink from a tall glass

Research says that if you have a drink in a tall slender glass you'll drink less than drinking from a short fat one!

Take care at the cinema

A giant coke is almost 400 calories and a large box of sweet popcorn can be 1,800 calories
That's the equivalent of a curry & 2 beers & you'll hardly notice eating it!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Don’t skip breakfast if you are trying to lose weight. Studies show that eating a proper breakfast is one of the most positive things you can do if you are trying to lose weight. Breakfast skippers tend to gain weight. A balanced breakfast includes fresh fruit or fruit juice, a high-fibre breakfast cereal, low-fat milk or yoghurt, wholewheat toast, and a boiled egg.

Tomatoes can help your lungs and prevent cancer

Tomato is a superstar in the fruit and veggie pantheon. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful cancer fighter they are also rich in vitamin C. The good news is that cooked tomatoes are also nutritious, so use them in pasta, soups and casseroles, as well as in salads. The British Thoracic Society says that tomatoes and apples can reduce your risk of asthma and chronic lung diseases.

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