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A Nutritional Diet

Healthy eating is consumption of food in the right quantities and varieties; this means in taking foods from all food groups. This will maintain a healthy lifestyle, you are what you eat.

People often mistake keeping fit and eating healthy, but the reality is that they are two separate factors of life. But they both define the duration and quality of a person(s) life.

A good diet is a nutritional lifestyle that promotes good health. One single food cannot provide the human body all the nutrients it needs. A healthy diet is one that is balanced this means consumption of foods from several food this is vital for good health.

  • Whole grains-(we should consume at least 3 ounces of whole grains per day. This can mean breads, pasta etc. carbohydrate foods)
  • Fruit and vegetables-(Fruit and vegetables have a high vitamin, mineral and fibre content - these nutrients are vital for your body to function well.)
  • Protein-(We need protein for the building and repairing of tissue in our body. Protein-rich foods also include essential minerals, such as iron, magnesium, zinc, as well as B vitamins. Poultry fish, nuts, quorn, beans, tofu are all examples of protein).
  • Legumes- (soy, lentils, peanuts, mesquite, clover, carob, alfalfa are all legumes.)
  • Dairy-(Dairy products include milk, yoghurts, cheese, and some soya dairy products. Nutritionists say we should aim for low fat dairy products.)
  • Fats and sugars(These include sugar, chocolate, cakes, biscuits, jam, butter, margarine, mayonnaise, non-diet sodas, etc. - all products with a very high fat or sugar content.)

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