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Nutrition lowdown

We cut through the science to help you work out how our recipes – and the foods you buy in the supermarket – fit into a balanced, healthy diet

The science

JUST LIKE PRE-PACKED FOODS, all our recipes provide detailed nutrition information for a typical serving. But how does that compare with your total daily needs for energy, protein, fat, carbs and certain vitamins and minerals? Provided you stick to the serving size we recommend for each recipe, the easiest way to work this out is to compare the nutrition information for each recipe with the Reference Intake (RI). You’ll see this term being used on food labels in place of Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs). The RIs are benchmarks for the amount of energy (kilocalories), fat, saturated fat, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt we should have daily. The RIs for fat, saturates, sugars and salt are the maximum amount you should have each day, while you should aim to meet the values for carbs and protein each day. There is no RI for fibre but health experts recommend we have 30g a day. Although everyone is different and we all have different needs for energy and nutrients, the RIs are designed for an average adult, so there’s only one set of values. See the table, below, for the figures:

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How low would you go to lose the belly? We investigate the trend and latest evidence for short, drastic calorie-cutting diets. We’ve also done the nutrition on some favourite Pinch of Nom recipes, and have great news for barbecue, pub and picnic lovers, with clever swaps for a summer of delicious healthy outdoor eating. And don’t miss our men’s health special, revealing the simple checks that could add 10 years to his life.