Home Health Information Media Slideshows 7 ways to improve your diet7 ways to improve your diet Media Videos Slideshows Infographics Diagrams 7 ways to improve your diet 8 approaches to healthy eating 10 dietary changes to combat the effects of IBS 10 simple weight loss tips 5 easy ways to avoid constipation or haemorrhoids 5 -a- dayEat at least five portions, and ideally 7-9 portions, of a variety of fruit and vegetables per day. Eat at least five portions, and ideally 7-9 portions, of a variety of fruit and vegetables per day. The bulk of most meals should be starch-based foods (such as cereals, wholegrain bread, potatoes, rice, pasta), plus fruit and vegetables. Limit your intake of fatty food, such as fatty meats, cheeses, full-cream milk, fried food and butter. Use low-fat, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated spreads. Include 2-3 portions of fish per week, at least one of which should be 'oily' (such as herring, mackerel, sardines, kippers, pilchards, salmon or fresh tuna). If you eat meat, it is best to eat lean cuts, or poultry such as chicken. If you do fry, choose a vegetable oil such as sunflower, rapeseed or olive. Try not to add salt to food and limit foods which are salty. MoreNow you have read 7 ways to improve your diet, why not look at some of our other slideshows.