Eating a balanced diet

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Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best.

This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

Food groups in our diet
The Eatwell Guide shows that to have a healthy, balanced diet, people should try to:

1.eat 5 A Day

2.base meals on starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta

3.have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks)

4.eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein

5.choose unsaturated oils and spreads, eaten in small amounts

6.drink plenty of fluids

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