Health aspects for consideration. Read this before you begin.
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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.