Eating a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. Despite what you see on TV and in magazines, having a healthy diet is relatively simple, it’s all about eating the right foods. A balanced diet should feature a good mix of the five major food groups, they are:
- Starchy foods, such as potatoes, rice and pasta.
- Fruits and vegetables.
- Protein-rich foods, like meat, fish and eggs.
- Milk and dairy foods.
- Foods containing fat, salt or sugar.
To learn more about eating healthy and creating a diet for yourself follow the link below.
The Eatwell Plate
It’s easy to eat excessively in one of these areas above and not enough in another, that’s why the eatwell plate was introduced to help give you an idea of portion size. To learn more about the eatwell plate and how it can help structure your diet follow the link below.
Vegetarians eat a variety of different foods such as grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, fruit, vegetables, dairy products and eggs. There are also some forms of vegetarians who don’t eat dairy products or eggs these are called vegans. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan or simply want to know more about a healthy vegetarian diet then follow the link below.
Some other useful links for dietary information and healthy meal examples: