A balanced diet includes foods from five groups and fulfills all of a person’s nutritional needs. Eating a balanced diet, helps people maintain good health and reduces the risk of disease.
Dietary guidelines evolve with scientific advances, so it can be challenging to stay on top of current recommendations and know what to eat.
In this article, we look at current dietary recommendations and describe how to build a balanced diet.
Eating a balanced diet will help a person stay healthy.
A balanced diet is one that fulfills all of a person’s nutritional needs. Humans need a certain number of calories and nutrients to stay strong and healthy.
Eating a balanced diet provides all the nutrients that a person requires, without going over the recommended daily calorie intake.
A person’s plate should consist of Grains and Protein (Main Dish), Vegetables (Side Dishes) and Soup.
The 5 food groups
A healthful, balanced diet includes foods from these 5 groups:
• Grains (Rice, Bread, Noodles and Pasta)
• Protein (Meat, Fish, Egg and Soy-bean)
• Side Dishes (Vegetables ,Mushroom, Seaweed)
• Fruits (200g a day)
• Dairy (200g a day)