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You didn’t ask for it, and you won’t take it. But here are two simple tips that anyone can adopt that will instantly and dramatically improve your health.

Eat More Veggies

There are few people in Western countries who eat enough vegetables. Hate to break it to you, but you don’t. Those five servings a day you’re not getting is the minimum, not the required amount, and boiled veggies don’t count (well, unless you use the water for soup or something).

Forget meat and three veg – lunch and dinner should both be more vegetable than meat. A salad on the side is better than nothing, but a veggie-heavy stirfry is better still. Fortunately everything from burgers to pasta sauces to soup can easily be modified to accommodate these improvements.

Potatoes don’t count unless you leave the skin on, so don’t go trying to count chips. And tomato paste never…

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