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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - A

    There’s an abundance of healthy food items beginning with the letter ‘A’. There’s the trusty apple, a great source of vitamin C to help you fight off colds this winter, and fibre, an important factor in a healthy digestive system.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - B

    There are bundles of beneficial foods beginning with ‘B’… bananas, blackberries, blueberries and blackcurrants are all great sources of vitamin C, while beetroot and broccoli are good sources of calcium, iron, folic acid and phosphorus.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - C

    Carrots, cashew nuts, chicken and chickpeas, these are just some kinds of food beginning with ‘C’. There are some fabulously tasty dishes you can make with these ingredients and exotic ones like chilli peppers, cardamom, cayenne and cumin.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - D

    There seems to be a dearth of healthy foods beginning with ‘D’, The ones that spring to my mind are dates, daikon, duck, dulse and dill. Let’s take a look at each of these and find out why they’re good for us and how they can be used.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - E

    This week we're on 'E', which means we'll be discussing eggs, eggplants, elderberries and edamame. Let's take a look at each of these in turn and then have a look at a recipe for Baked Eggplant with Edamame.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - F

    Today we'll look at four foods beginning with 'F', namely fish, fennel, figs and flaxseeds. Let's start with fish.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - G

    Grapes, grapefruit, green beans, garlic and ginger are just some of the foods beginning with 'G'. Grapes and grapefruit are fantastic fruits, packed with a range of vital nutrients. Both of them are great for breakfast or served chopped on a salad. Today I'm going to focus on green beans, garlic and ginger in a little more detail, as well as a couple of lesser known items: guava and grouper. Finally, I'll give you a recipe that contains all five.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - H

    There's a fish called 'halibut' and there's honey and hummus, but that's about as far as I got for foods beginning with 'H'. And I wasn't sure that I liked the sound of honey-glazed halibut with hummus, so I've decided to take the opportunity to tell you all about herbs instead!
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - I, J & K

    There aren't many foods beginning with 'I' and 'J' (iceburg lettuce and juniper berries are about all I could come up with), so we're going to skip to 'K' today. You've probably eaten kidney beans and kiwi fruit, but my guess is you might not have tried kale or kohlrabi. Let's take a look at each of these in turn and find out why they're good for us and how they can be used.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - L

    Lemons, limes, lettuce and lamb are among the foods I'll be discussing today. But first let's take a look at lentils.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - M

    There's a multitude of foods beginning with 'M'. There's mackerel and mussels, there's millet, maize and malt, mandarin, melon and mango, and there are mung beans, mange-tout and mint. We don't have enough space to discuss all of these in detail, so today I'm going to focus on mussels, melon, mange-tout, mung beans and mint. Finally, you'll find a recipe below that contains all five of these nutrient-packed ingredients.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - N

    I'm sure you've eaten nuts and you've probably had nectarines, but I wonder whether you've tried nettle tea?
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - O

    Olives, oranges, onions and oats, these are just some of the foods beginning with 'o'. Before we look at each of these, I'd like to discuss oregano and okra.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - P

    Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, papaya, parsnips, peaches, pears, peas, pineapple, plums, potatoes, prunes, pumpkin and parsley.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - Q & R

    Quinoa is the only 'q' word that springs to mind, so I'm going to cover both 'q' and 'r' today.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - S

    Think of three foods beginning with 'S' then look away. I guess many of you will have come up with three out of strawberries, sardines, salmon, spinach, sweet corn and sausages, but how many of you thought of spelt, seaweed, sweet-potato and sesame seeds?
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - T

    Today we're on foods beginning with 'T'. There are some common ones like tomatoes, tuna and turkey, as well as the less often eaten turnip and tofu.
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    An A to Z of Healthy Eating - U, V, W, X, Y & Z

    There aren't a great deal of food words beginning with the tail-end letters of the alphabet, so, in this final article in the series, I'm going to cover U, V, W, X, Y, Z. I can think of ten foods beginning with these letters: veal, venison, walnuts, watercress, watermelon, wheat, yams, yofu, yoghurt and zucchini, and I'll discuss five of these in detail.