What is a 'Healthy Diet'

A healthy diet is what is right for you, depending on your specific situation. What is a healthy diet for a sedentary housewife will not be the same as for an elite athlete, workman or a breastfeeding mother. Whatever your particular circumstances, knowing what is in particular foods, and how to go about finding the right variety to supply your needs is important. A good place to start is to have a well-balanced diet.

A Well-Balanced Diet

A well balanced diet with good variety ensures adequate intake of all the essential nutrients in the diet. All food groups should be included in the diet on a daily basis - breads and cereals, vegetables, fruit, dairy and meat. In addition to this, diversity within each food group is also beneficial.

the health audit downloadHealthy Eating Guidelines

There are many healthy eating guidelines that have been published. To achieve a good healthy balance, one recommendation is that your diet should include one serve of meat each day, two serves of dairy products, three serves of fruit, four serves of vegetables and five serves of breads and cereals. To assit you in following this guideline, we have developed an easy to follow checklist, called 'the Health Audit', a printable pdf which is available for free.

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