What is healthful eating?
A balanced diet is central to healthful eating.
Having a balanced diet means choosing from all five main food groups, in the right quantities.
Examples of whole grains are wholemeal bread, pasta, and cereals, in which each grain includes the germ and bran.
To make sure the grains are whole grains, look for the word “whole” or “whole grain” on the nutritional information on the packaging.
Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Choosing a variety of colors can help maximize the intake of nutrients.
The American Heart Association recommend consuming 8 or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily. This equates to about 4.5 cups per day for the average person who consumes around 2,000 calories.