Health aspects for consideration. Read this before you begin.

  • If you have any specific dietary-related health concerns, then you should consult your healthcare provider before changing your diet. If you are receiving any special dietary advice from a dietician or nutritionist, always follow their guidelines and only apply principles from this group that agrees with the advice you have been given.
  • This is particularly true if you have type one diabetes, colitis or any digestive disorder.
  • If you are allergic to any specific foods, do not eat them.
  • If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, there may e certain vegetables that cause you discomfort. Avoid these in your diet.
  • If you have any kind of food intolerance, avoid these. This may mean you cannot eat certain fruits, vegetables or wholegrains. Managing a health condition is more important and must take priority. Some people have to eat refined flour products and avoid certain foods, and this is about balancing nutrition around those issues.
  • If you are on certain medications there may be foods you cannot eat. Continue to avoid these.
  • Increasing you vegetable intake means increasing your fibre intake. If you are not used to a high fibre diet, you may experience bloatedness and gas at first. If you find this is the case, lower your intake and gradually build up over several weeks.