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Healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans

To ensure you have a balanced and varied diet, read our advice on healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans. To have a healthy, balanced diet which includes all the nutrients your body needs, make sure you eat a wide variety of foods. Vegetarians and vegans eat a diet of:…

Healthy eating out

Check out our tips to help you make healthier choices when eating out at a restaurant or cafe. Food swaps Some easy swaps you could try: swap pies, bacon and sausages for healthier protein, such as lean cuts of meat, pulses, chicken without the skin, and lean meats like…

Healthy food swaps

Choosing healthier foods is easier than you may think. By changing just a few eating habits you can make a big difference to your diet. Making small changes to your diet is the healthiest and most achievable way to lose weight. Your first step is to eat fewer foods high in…

Healthy living with diabetes

If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you will need to pay special attention to certain aspects of your health and lifestyle. Diabetes doesn't have to stop you from leading the life you want. Nor does it mean you'll necessarily have other serious health problems in…

Healthy Ramadan meal plan

These healthy meal ideas will give you a varied and balanced diet during Ramadan. They include ingredients from the five major food groups. The meal plan has been written by medical experts in consultation with Islamic scholars. Fluids (water and juices) and dates should be…

The healthy way to eat eggs

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. Eggs and your diet Eggs are nutritious - they're a source of: protein vitamin D vitamin A vitamin B2…

Hearing aids

Your GP can help you get hearing aids if you think you need them. The models available nowadays on the NHS are a great improvement on those used in the past. They're smaller and neater, and they work better too. The earlier you get them,…

Height/weight chart

You can use this chart to check if you're the right weight for your height. Alternatively, you can use the BMI healthy weight calculator. This height/weight chart is only suitable for adult men and women. It isn't suitable for children or people under 18. If…

Help after rape and sexual assault

If you have been sexually assaulted, whether as an adult or a young person, it is important to remember that it wasn't your fault. Sexual violence is a crime, no matter who commits it or where it happens. Don't be afraid to get help. What…

Help from your pharmacy team

Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns. But they do a lot more than that. As well as helping with common illnesses - like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and…
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