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IRAIN - Buy as much fresh fruit and vegetables as you can afford. Try....

Buy as much fresh fruit and vegetables as you can afford. Try varying your diet by introducing healthy whole-food staples like lentils, beans, rice and nuts - they offer protein and are just as nutritious as meat and dairy products. (Remember, however, that many of these items have been brought halfway round the world.) If you have a good whole-food shop nearby, buy as much as you can from it.

If you can afford to buy in bulk you save money as well as your health. Treat yourself to a meal at a good whole-food restaurant and see how tasty it can be.

Cookus Interruptus - How to Cook Fresh Local Organic Whole Foods Despite Life's Interruptions - is a good introductory whole-food cook website, and shows that healthy meals needn't take ages to prepare. Your health will certainly benefit, as you will be eating a more balanced diet.

If you are overweight you will probably find that you lose some weight. Cutting down on processed and packaged food as you eat more whole-foods may mean that you also save money.

Other people: The other people you cook for will experience the health....

Other people: The other people you cook for will experience the health and energy benefits of eating whole-foods, a particularly important con... read more

Other people: The other people for whom you buy and prepare food....

Other people: The other people for whom you buy and prepare food will benefit too, a particularly important consideration where children, with their ... read more

WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE: We need to realise the importance of food....

WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE: We need to realise the importance of food preparation techniques which conserve the nutrients in food. Fresh fruit and salads should be availa... read more