Eating a variety of healthy foods is the key to a well-balanced diet and good nutrition. It keeps our bodies working well and helps prevent diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
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Common cereal foods include bread, breakfast cereals and pasta.
Chocolate is a high fat food that can be consumed in moderation as part of a nutritious diet.
Margarine is a healthier choice than butter, but look for margarines that have less than one per cent trans fatty acids.
Animal products and processed foods like fried fast food are generally high in saturated fats.
A diet high in fibre keeps the digestive system healthy.
Eating one or two serves of fish weekly can reduce the risk of a range of diseases including dementia, depression and cardiovascular disease.
Some of the foods we eat come from animals and others come from plants.
There are many varieties of fruit and vegetables available. Eat five kinds of vegetable and two kinds of fruit every day for good health.
Research shows eating fruit and vegetables can help protect against some diseases including diabetes and some cancers.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no home test that can distinguish between edible and poisonous varieties.
Use herbs to enhance the flavour of virtually any dish, including desserts.
Milk is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, particularly calcium.
Nuts are a healthy food and a good source of protein and healthy fats.
Choosing extra virgin olive oil as part of a healthy well-balanced diet may reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases.
Too much sodium (salt) can cause high blood pressure and many other health conditions.
The soybean may be a ‘superfood’ that can reduce the risk of a range of health problems.
Too much sugar in the diet can contribute to health problems, so limit foods and drinks with high amounts of added sugar.
More research is needed to discover the exact health benefits of tea drinking.