Healthy eating in Brighton

Want to feel your best before jetting off this summer? Or has the end of the May festival bought on the need for a cleanse? Brighton is full of healthy eating gems to get you feeling good.

There’s no need to let your good intentions slip when you eat out. Here are ten healthy eating tips to keep you on track…

1. Eat a healthy breakfast

Do this for better concentration, more energy and easier weight control. Look for a balance of wholegrain and protein which is easy on sugars, granola with yoghurt or a milk alternative, topped with fresh fruit can keep you going for longer, try the Kooks berry granola compote if you’re in the North Laine or the Granola Bowls at Moksha, featuring homemade gluten-free granola served with yoghurt and blueberries. Research suggests that gram for gram a lean source of protein, such as eggs, fish or tofu will keep you full for longer. Check out the pesto tofu and avocado at Trading Post Coffee or the veggie hash at Starfish and Coffee. Here is our rundown of vegan breakfasts in Brighton too, should this be of interest.

Planet India Brighton

2. Eat five fruit & veg

To stave off everything from heart disease to cancer, The World Health Organisation recommends at least 400g of fruit and veg a day. Fill up at veggie restaurants like Smorl’s, Terre-a-Terre, Manjus and Planet India. Try the veggie options on the Indian street food inspired menu at Curry Leaf Cafe. We have also compiled a summary of where’s best for a Sunday roast if you are vegetarian or vegan.

Trading Post Coffee, cafe, Ship Street

4. Cut back on caffeine

Switch tea and coffee for healthy hot drinks like trendy matcha tea. Moksha Caffe has good options along with Trading Coffee Post and Red Roaster, Flour Pot Bakery, Small Batch. If you can’t cut back, here is our run down of where to head for coffee in Brighton.

Salmon Pastrami

5. Eat more oily fish

For less risk of cardiovascular disease, vision loss and dementia, experts recommend at least one portion of oily fish a week. Try mackerel, sardines, salmon, trout and fresh tuna at GB1, The Copper Clam,The Salt Room, The Little Fish Market and Riddle and Finns.

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7. Eat whole grains

These retain more natural fibres and nutrients than refined grains. Choosing them can lower your cholesterol and control your blood sugar. Ask about whole grain breads atThe Flour Pot Bakery.

Lucky Khao Brighton

9. Go vegan

Veganism isn’t for everyone but, now and then, we could all benefit from plant-based meals that are low in saturates and high in fibre. Try vegan sushi at Moshimo or the Japanese cuisine at Kujira. Who doesn’t love a BBQ? Well Lucky Khao boast plenty of veggie and vegan options on their northern Thai style BBQ menu that are not to be missed. For some unexpected vegan goodness, we couldn’t go without mentioning the vegan nuggets at Lost Boys Chicken.

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7. Go alcohol free