Rather than counting calories and measuring food portions for every meal, the more important thing is to plan a diet with high nutritional value, variety and freshness.
Here is a simple Australian guide to healthy eating.
If you are unsure about what’s to be included in a healthy diet, read below about the five food groups, components from which must feature in meals you take throughout the day:
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Grains (cereal) mostly consist of wholegrain and other high fiber cereal such as oats, barley, and rice and so on. Grains are important because they provide the right amount of carbohydrates and fibers to the body.
2. Vegetables and legumes
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Fresh green vegetables and legumes are rich sources of proteins, vitamins, nutrients and fibers.
3. Meat & Tofu
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You regular diet must include lean meat or tofu (for the vegetarians), fish, eggs and other protein rich foods. These foods not only supply right amounts of proteins, but are also good sources of carbohydrates and fats.
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Fresh seasonal fruits are good sources of protein, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins.
5. Milk and milk products
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One’s diet must include milk and milk products such as yoghurt, cheese, butter and so on. Milk products supply good amounts of protein, fat, vitamins and other essential nutrients.
Also, you must drink adequate amount of water during the day. It helps in flushing out waste products and harmful toxins from your body.