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Basics of Nutrition

Understanding the basics of good nutrition

A healthy and balanced diet that supplies your body with all the essential nutrients is composed of a wide variety of foods in the right proportions and amounts.


Grains

  • 6-11 servings daily
  • Include at least one food from this group at each meal
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Meat & Beans

  • 2-3 servings daily
  • Vary your protein choices
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Healthy Fats

  • 2-3 servings daily
  • All fats are high in calories
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Milk & Dairy

  • 2-3 servings daily
  • Choose low fat or fat-free milk
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Vegetables

  • 3-5 servings daily
  • Strong colour vegetables such as spinach
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Fruits

  • 2-4 servings daily
  • Eat a variety of colours and types
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Water

  • 2-3 litres daily
  • Water comprises about 50%-60%
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Miscellaneous

  • Use sparingly
  • Have them once a week with your favourite dessert
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Honey

  • Not just a delicious and natural sweetener, it provides as well countless health benefits.
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