Being aware of what you eat and having smaller portions is key to good health. Photo: Alamy

Portion control, mindful eating, and why you shouldn’t exclude chocolate, potatoes, wine or bread from your diet

  • Four food items sometimes deemed bad for us have multiple health benefits and should form part of our diets
  • Mindful eating and portion control, advocated in recent Canadian and UK food guidelines, are the way to go, experts say.
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Being aware of what you eat and having smaller portions is key to good health. Photo: Alamy
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Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan has written for papers and magazines on almost every continent and on a huge variety of subjects, from travel in Africa to mental illness in the States to education in Europe. Her work has appeared in The Times in London, the Washington Post in America and regularly at the South China Morning Post.