Right food to eat
All the food we eat can be divided into five groups. Try to choose a variety of different foods from the first four groups:-
1. Fruit and vegetables-
Fruit and vegetables are a vital source of vitamins and minerals. It's advised that we eat five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables a day.
2. Starchy foods-
Starchy foods should make up around one third of everything we eat. This means we should base our meals on these foods. Try to choose wholegrain varieties of starchy foods, such as brown rice, whole-wheat pasta and brown whole meal bread.
3. Meat, fish, eggs and beans-
These foods are all good sources of protein, which is essential for growth and repair of the body. Meat is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc and B vitamins. Fish is another important source of protein, and contains many vitamins and minerals.
4. Milk and dairy foods-
Milk and dairy foods such as cheese and yogurt are good sources of protein. They also contain calcium, which helps to keep your bones healthy. To enjoy the health benefits of dairy without eating too much fat, use semi-skimmed milk, skimmed milk or 1% fat milks, lower-fat hard cheeses or cottage cheese, and lower-fat yogurt..