How can I eat healthier?

Stir Fry
Borderfields HQ
Borderfields HQ

After an Easter of over indulgence, it’s time to put down the chocolate eggs and start eating healthily again. Maybe you’re looking towards an active summer, trying to cut back on those high calorie snacks or just wanting a healthier diet.

So, here are Borderfields’ top tips:

Cut down on saturated fat

Saturated fats are in many of our favourite foods and guilty pleasures; cheese, cakes, biscuits, cream, butter, sausages, pies and more. Too much saturated fat can increase cholesterol and increase your risk of developing heart disease. Check out other Borderfields tips to look after your heart here. Swapping your cooking oil is an easy way to cut your intake of saturated fat. Borderfields cold pressed rapeseed oil contains half the saturated fat of olive oil and has a near perfect balance of omega 3,6 & 9, add to that a tasty nutty flavour and what’s not to love?

Eat more fruit and veg

We all know that we should eat five portions of different types of fruit and veg a day but many of us still fall short. It’s easier than it sounds! Try chopping a banana over your cereal, swapping those mid-morning crisps for a pear or cooking some extra vegetables into your dinner.

Eat more fish

Fish is a great source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals. Oily fish, including salmon, mackerel and fresh tuna, is another great source of omega 3 fats. Why not try the Nordic diet, full of fish, vegetables, berries and rapeseed oil?

Don’t skip breakfast

Skip breakfast, lose weight, right? Wrong, a healthy breakfast is a vital part of balanced diet and research shows eating breakfast can actually help people control their weight. Why not try a whole grain, low sugar cereal with fruit sliced over the top? There’s one of your five a day; tasty and nutritious.

Drink lots of water

Ok, so this isn’t strictly an eating tip… But not many people realise that we need to drink about 1.6 litres to 2 litres of fluid every day to prevent dehydration.

We know it can be hard sometimes, so good luck to everyone trying to eat healthier!