A new guide on what food to eat by Public Health England

A new guide on what food to eat by Public Health England to help people eat a balanced diet..

A new guide on what food to eat and healthy portion sizes has been produced by Public Health England to help people eat a balanced diet. Eating healthily can be a vital part of self-management for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. By eating healthily and getting regular exercise people can reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

The newly published Eatwell Guide recommends that a healthy diet should now include more fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates and have fewer sugary foods and drinks. Eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables daily is recommended as part of a balanced diet

The guide also includes revised proportions of the food groups that can help people meet official advice and nutrition recommendations.

The guide replaces the previously available Eatwell Plate and is updated to reflect the latest dietary recommendations, including those on sugar, fibre and starchy carbohydrates from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) report on Carbohydrates and Health in 2015.

The latest recommendations place greater emphasis on the importance of fruit, vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, preferably wholegrain.

Public Health England recommends consuming 30 grams of fibre a day – which is the same as eating five portions of fruit and vegetables, two whole-wheat cereal biscuits, two thick slices of wholemeal bread and one large baked potato with the skin on.


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  • And that's the reason we as a global society are in a mess. 

    It's a case of keep on doing what you're doing and you'll keep on getting what you've got!

  • Fruit & Veg diet is a BIG failure. Prof Richard D Fienman has quoted a study on this in one of his interview. It said that Steve Jobs rammed his pancreas because of all his fruit & Veg diet experiments and Ashton Kutcher is said to have landed in hospital after trying to micic the fruitarian diet in prepartaion for the biopic Jobs :)


  • dear rao.

    it is a classical myth that food should be medicine and medicine should be food.

    it was those days when we had poor knowledge of medicine and nutrition.

    now it is most prudent to follow the recommendations of world bodies.

    if only there are drastic differences in their opinions that

    we should be confused,.

    there are none so far. at least i haven't heard.

    thanks for the post,.

    good luck

  • India cratus

    I am unable to figure out why there is so much    lament on the recommendations of public. health department of England..It is intended for UK citizens. If the guidelines are improper they would not follow it. if it is anti medical science even doctors,nuitrionists would have protested gainst it .UK is a democracy par excelencet and it is not easy to do anything against public welfare..

  • 3 million were on Atkins in UK didn't follow the "standard".

    People ignorant about facts always are confused. Only one in hundred were convinced by "laments" of mainstream against Atkins, rest didn't care:


    Democracy after all :)

    "Isn't it interesting that we have an obesity problem in the countries that have promoted low fat - high carbohydrate diets for the last 30 years. Whereas in previous times when carbohydrate was consumed less we had less overweight people? Too much sugar that's the problem. "

    People who read only limited "pamphlets" cannot have a clue to what's happening around the world. Their knowledge is very limited. Ever wondered how many follow LCHF in the UK? Perhaps equivalent number as Atkins :)

    Read the comments on above article. Industry brand ambassadors are against anything that's not HIGH CARB LOW FAT. Follow the money trail. For correct analysis, conclusion has not to be drawn before looking for data. If one has already concluded and then is looking for data to support the conclusion, then such data has zero value.

    Hope now rants against Atkins doesn't start.

    In capitalism, the industry calls the shots. Rest are just fronting for them.


  • dear rao,

    the best thing is to close the  gates and keep inside the house when stone pelting begins.

     as a former American president said:

    let them shout and hurt their lungs.they are frustrated by your scientific and rational approach.

    England is a European union country.

    THE NHS CHOICES is almost European standards only.

    good night

  • This is where the real stone pelting started without any reason (by a 80 year old?):


    There's another saying:

    "Do unto others what you expect others to do unto you."

    Hope you get the essence of this quote also.

    Being presented with data and contrarian viewpoint is not shouting, but unfortunately some don't like to see the contrarian viewpoint as for them world ends with associations. Or, they simply can't understand the contrarian data/point. Marxism doesn't believe in democracy at all and it's evident :)

    It's good to preach only what one practices. Otherwise it borders around hypocrisy.

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