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Advising Gwen on healthy eating and designing a diet.

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Maintaining a healthy balance diet: The two keys to a healthy balanced diet are for Gwen is: Eating the right amount of food for how active she are, and eating a range of foods - this is what balanced means The range of foods in your diet should include: Plenty of fruit and vegetables plenty of bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods (choosing wholegrain varieties when possible)some milk and dairy foods some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein just a small amount of foods high in fat and sugar Fibre Fibre is only found in foods that come from plants. You won't find any fibre in other types of food, such as meat, fish, or dairy products. Good sources of fibre include: fruit, vegetables, wholegrain rice, wholegrain pasta, whole meal bread, wholegrain breakfast cereals, seeds, nuts, lentils, beans, and oats. Vitamins and minerals Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts to work properly. For example: * iron has several important roles in your body, such as making red blood cells * calcium builds strong bones and teeth * vitamin C also has several important roles, such as keeping cells healthy Trace elements are found in small amounts in a variety of foods such as meat, fish, cereals, milk and dairy foods, vegetables and nuts. ...read more.

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Iron is an essential mineral that has several important roles in the body. For example, it helps make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. A lack of iron can lead to iron deficiency anaemia. And a glass of milk is the best option for ending the breakfast; Milk provides high levels of calcium and vitamin D, both of which are essential for healthy bones and teeth. Snack For Gwen's snack I have chosen to give her, chopped pineapple, as they are good source of vitamin C, vitamin C has several important functions. For example, it: * helps protect cells and keeps them healthy * is necessary for the maintenance of healthy connective tissue, which gives support and structure for other tissue and organs Pineapple also has mineral called manganese; this is needed for Gwen's bones and for the cartilage in joints. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Vitamin-C.aspx Lunch Whole meal bread is a good source of fibre; Fibre can help to keep bowels healthy, and help to feel full, which means we are less likely to eat too much. http://www.livestrong.com/article/317195-wholemeal-bread-diet/#ixzz1gKdD4hBQ I have chosen to put salad in the wholemeal bread, because it's low in calories and is a good source of fibre; it's a great way to add volume to your meal without adding a lot of calories. ...read more.

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and some kind of Smoothies count as a maximum of two of your 5 A DAY, depending on what is in the smoothie. Lunch Whole meal bread is a good source of fibre; Fibre can help to keep bowels healthy, and help to feel full, which means we are less likely to eat too much. Eggs are a good choice as part of a healthy, balanced diet. As well as being a source of protein, they also contain vitamins and minerals. After the lunch I chosen to give Gwen a glass of orange juice this would be her 5 a day. Dinner I have chosen to give low fat minced beef lasagne to Gwen, as meat is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals, such as iron. Meat includes beef, lamb and pork. It does not include chicken or turkey meat. Iron is an essential mineral that has several important roles in the body. For example, it helps make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body.A lack of iron can lead to iron deficiency anaemia. The amount of iron you need is: * 8.7mg a day for men * 14.8mg a day for women Bed time Snack Dark chocolate is high in fat, it consists of saturated types - including healthy acid, also Greg enjoys having a hot drink at the end of the day. ...read more.

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