Preparing an eating healthy diet plan is not complicated once you know the basics. But many people are unsure as to what healthy eating means and this is not surprising because of the amount of advice which is often conflicting is being given to us today. So in this article we will look at what should be included in a healthy eating diet plan.
1. Fruit and Vegetables.
You should be eating at least 5 portions of these a day. This can include either frozen, canned, dried or pure juices as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. Also included in this group are beans including baked, pulses and lentils. But the key to eating healthy is to vary the types you have and aim for 5 different portions each day. Normally a portion will equate to 80g or say one medium apple or two medium plums.
2. Bread, Cereals and Potatoes
You should also be eating 5 portions of these each day and it can include such products as breakfast cereals, pasta, rice, noodles, oats and other cereals as well as bread and potatoes. It is advisable that you eat at least one food from this group at each meal.
3. Milk and Dairy Products
The recommended servings on a daily basis is between 2-3. You have the choice of milk, cheese and yogurt but you not butter, eggs or cream. The size of the serving depends on how concentrated the food is. For example a serving of milk is 200ml whilst a serving of yogurt is 150g and a serving of cheese is 30g.
4. Meat, Fish and Alternatives
These should be served at least 2-3 times each day in your eating healthy diet plan and such items as eggs, poultry, meat and fish products (beef burgers and fishcakes) are included. Although some of these products are high in fat it is wise to select the more lower fat versions instead or if not trim of any visible fat and remove the skin. There are alternatives which contain protein and are non meat such as nuts, tofu, mycoprotein, textured vegetable protein and kidney beans which you could try instead.
Also wherever possible reduce your intake of foods containing fat and sugar (between 0-3 servings each day). Such foods as butter, margarine, oil, mayonnaise, cream, crisps and fried foods should be removed from your diet as they are high in fat. Also soft drinks, sweets, jams, cakes, chocolate, biscuits and pastries should be removed as they are high in sugar.
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However a small amount of fat is essential to any eating healthy diet plan so the emphasis should be placed on using unsaturated fats such as olive, sunflower and corn oil instead. We should have diet plan to make better health.