The principles are based on the Mediterranean diet approach.
A traditional Mediterranean diet includes a variety of fruit and vegetables, wholegrains, fish, beans, pulses, nuts and seeds, some dairy products and plant oils and less red/processed meat, saturated fat, salt and sugar.
In the video below Marie Price, a Public Health Dietician for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, explains the principles of the Eatwell guide.
Some of this advice above may not be suitable for you if you are experiencing swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) or weight loss. If you have been diagnosed with dysphagia and/or are experiencing unintentional weight loss, then please use this form to request a referral to a dietitian for individual advice and support.
If you would like more support with your diet to help reduce your risk of a further Stroke or TIA (Transient ischaemic attack or ‘mini stroke’) or if you are experiencing swallowing difficulties and/or unintentional weight loss then please use this form to request a referral to a dietitian for individual advice and support. Alternatively, you can ask your GP or Stroke team to refer you to a dietitian.