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A guide to healthy nutrition and living.
|Whole Grain Breads, Brown
Rice other Cereals
have lots of fiber, B vitamins, potassium,
iron, selenium, some protein, calcium,
vitamin E. Phytochemicals.
611 servings daily (according to
appetite). A serving is: 1 slice of
bread; a bowl of cereal; half a bagel, 3
crackers, half a cup of cooked rice or
would benefit from eating more of these
foods. They are nutritious and filling,
Make them a part of each meal and use
them as snacks in moderation.
||Vitamin C, folic acid, beta
carotene, fiber, magnesium, potassium,
some carbohydrate, iron, calcium.
||Aim for at least 5 - 6 portions
||Diets rich in fruits and
vegetables can help protect against heart
disease, help weight control, maintain a
strong immune system and keep your bowels
|Milk & Dairy foods &
alternatives, such as Soy Products
protein, vitamin B2, B12,
zinc, vitamins A & D. Phytochemicals
in the soy-based foods.
servings daily. A serving is: 200 ml
milk/soy milk, a cup of yogurt, and if
you must.. 30 g hard cheese, e.g.
||A good calcium
intake throughout life (especially during
adolescence and your early 20s) helps
reduce the risk of osteoporosis!
Fish & alternatives
||Protein, selenium, B vitamins,
zinc, magnesium, iron, potassium.
Phytochemicals in beans, lentils, nuts,
||Eat moderate amounts, e.g.
2-3 servings a day. A serving is:
5075 g meat, 100 g fish, 12
eggs, 34 tbsp cooked beans, 50 g
||You will get plenty of protein
in your diet, so there is no need for
large meat portions. B vitamins promote a
healthy nervous system and other
|Foods rich in fat and/or
sugar - They taste so darn good!
||Fat and sugar,
with some essential fats, vitamins,
minerals. Phytochemicals in virgin olive
oil, canola oil and chocolate.
amounts. Look for lower-fat alternatives
to spreads, salad dressings and fast
fat may raise cholesterol levels.
Frequent sugar intake may strain the your
immune system and slow down metabolism.
One of the most oft overlooked dietary minerals is iron. Iron is vital for the proper functioning of every cell in the body. If you arenít able to get enough iron for your diet, iron supplements are an easy, effective way to guard against iron deficiency