to improve your diet
what you eat.
Do some of your traditional recipes give you a healthy
If they contain Potatoes, Bread, Rice, Vegetables
and Fruit, etc continue to enjoy them.
not to be tempted to switch to imported processed
"Western" foods. These are too rich in
fat and will increase many of your health risks.
Above all eat more vegetables and less animal fat.
you have the opportunity to choose what you eat
make sure most of your food comes from the Potaotes,
Rice, Cereal, Vegetables and Fruit.
you have very little over what you eat vary the
method of cooking to avoid eating too much fat (boil
vegetables and other foods rather than frying them)
and try to introduce fresh vegetables and fruit
whenever you can.
local advice on minimising the damage from vegetables
contaminated with chemicals and pesticides.
and eat more vegetables of all kinds and harvest
them when you need them.
adding salt to your meals at the table - however
when you do use salt in cooking adding a small amount
of iodised salt can prevent problems caused from
you eat a lot of foods rich in animal fats and oil
try to reduce the quantity e.g. do not add fat or
oil when cooking vegetables.
you are a woman of child-bearing age it is vital
to try and prevent anaemia which increases the risk
of complications during and after childbirth. Do
this by eating foods rich in iron along with foods
rich in vitamin C (fresh vegetables) and avoid iron
inhibitors (e.g. tea).
to drink tea about 2 hours after finishing a meal
since tea contains phenols which could inhibit the
absorption of the iron present in your meal.
you will achieve
You will be less at risk from major illnesses.
You will give your children a better start in life.
You will feel and look more healthy.