OATMEAL: Easily digestible, oatmeal is also a good source of fibre.

CEREAL: High-fibre varieties of cereal can help to prevent constipation and, according to some doctors, they may also prevent cancer.

HALF-FAT OR SKIMMED MILK: Both types of milk are a rich source of vitamin D, calcium and protein.

FRESH FRUIT: Low in calories but high in vitamins, fruit contains a good source of soluble fibre. Fruit can also help to satisfy a sweet tooth in place of chocolate.

JUICE: Choose tomato and vegetable juices, as they are the best nutritional options. Low in calories, vegetable juice also provides vitamins A and C.

WATER: Drinking two glasses of water in the morning before a meal will wake up and rehydrate the body. But try to drink water consistently throughout the day and not just in the morning.

YOGURT: Choose either a plain or low-fat yogurt. A good source of calcium and protein, as well as a natural bacteria, yogurt helps to aid your digestive system.