A Balanced Diet
It is very important to maintain a balanced diet. Your body needs many different nutrients in the correct proportions for it to function properly.
A balanced meal should contain all 5 of the basic food groups outlined below.
- Breads, rice, cereals, pasta and potatoes (Carbohydrates)
- Meat, fish, eggs and beans (Protein)
- Fruit and vegetables
- Fats and sugars
The 'Eatwell Plate' gives us a great indication of the proportions in which we should be eating these types of foods.
Variety is the key to a successful diet. The greater the number of colours on your plate the better for you !
Choosing the correct proportions of food and controlling your portion sizes will help to ensure you maintain a healthy diet.