You are what you eat

Good nutrition is a contributing factor to good physical and mental health. A person is what they eat and therefore your diet determines how healthy you are. Good food should contain good nutrients. Nutrients are meant to repair your body, make it grow and build new tissue.

Nutrients are ingredients in food that help you:

  • Grow
  • Repair body tissue
  • Build new muscle tissue.

No single food will provide you with the right amount of nutrients. By combining foods from all the different food groups, you can meet your body’s daily needs.

How can I eat a healthy diet?

Offers a guide to healthy food choices for people from age two and up Helps you choose a healthful diet to maintain or improve your weight.
Includes five food groups with many kinds of foods that promote good health . Includes the recommended number of servings and serving size of each food group.

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It is always good to balance your meals. Breakfast is supposed to be heavy while lunch is supposed to be moderately light. You can salad, soup or wraps.

Quinoa tabbouleh

Enjoy this nutrient-packed salad, with juicy tomatoes and cucumber, as a delicious and healthy lunch

Alkalising green soup

This super healthy soup combines broccoli and kale with ginger, coriander and turmeric.

Spicy avocado wraps

Pan-fry vegetarian, chicken-style pieces with lime, chilli and garlic, then pile onto seeded tortill

Egg & rocket pizzas

Use seeded tortillas as pizza bases for a quick and healthy lunch – crack an egg in the centre and b

Red lentil & carrot soup

This warming and budget-friendly vegetarian soup is perfect packed in a flask for lunch.

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There are many breakfast ideas for that person who loves experimenting with different things apart from coffee and cereal in the morning. One might as well incorporate the recipes into a wonderful brunch.

Lean Green Smoothie

In a blender, combine 1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk, 1 chopped frozen banana, 1 cup baby spinach, 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed, and 1 teaspoon honey. Blend until smooth, and enjoy.

BLT Egg Sandwich

In a skillet coated with cooking spray, cook 1 whole egg and 2 slices turkey bacon. Place on a whole-grain English muffin with 2 Romaine lettuce leaves and 2 slices tomato; serve with an orange.

Smoked Salmon on Rye with an Apple

Spread 2 tablespoons 1/3-less-fat cream cheese on 2 pieces rye bread. Top with 1 ounce smoked salmon and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives; serve with an apple.

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