We eat so frequently in a day and the
food we eat is different for each meal. We make food choices each time
we eat, deciding what to eat and the amount to eat. This making of
food choices is important as many times, a lot of people chooses a
meal without giving its nutrient contributions and health consequences
any thought. In order to make a good healthy choice of food, we must
know what type of food to select and what quantity to consume.
healthy diet has got to be well-planned so as to create a
well-balanced diet that
supports health. A healthy diet normally ranges from a wide
selection of foods within and among the major healthy food groups.
Adequate and balanced array of nutrients are provided in a
well-planned diet. We can enjoy a variety of foods but we must make
emphasis on cereals, whole-grain breads, vegetables, fruits, and milk
products. Meat is also one of the five major healthy food groups we
should include in our diet. However, we must choose leaner meats
prepared either with little or no fat. Minimise the consumption
of fatty foods especially deep-fried foods, animal fats and watch out
for hidden fats in foods like nuts and processed foods that look
fat-free but actually contain high fat content. Also remember to
eat less sugar and salt.
Dieting may call for some
sacrifice of one's favorite foods, but it need not be dull and
monotonous, as is so often suggested by those who would have you seek
a solution for your health problem in accretion instead of in
moderation. A healthy diet contributes to a healthy body.