Scots must improve diet

A recent newspaper article argues that Scotland needs to improve their average diet by eating more healthy food, drinking less alcohol and taking more active. Susan Pryde of the Food Standards Agency gave some top tips and claimed that even simple changes could make big differences.
Scotland compares unfavourably with the rest of Europe in terms of saturated fat, salt and sugar consumption. The consequence of eating this type of diet is well understood, with a very real risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cancer all linked to a bad diet .
Simple dietary changes such as eating five fruit and veg portions a day, eating wholemeal toast instead of white bread, baking potatoes instead of frying them and choosing healthy foods, not to mention lowering alcohol consumption can all have a positive impact on health, the article maintained.

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