A balanced diet comprising of diverse and healthy foods and that is the key to
promoting good health.
Eating a balanced diet means choosing a wide variety of foods and drinks
from all the food groups. It also means eating certain things in
moderation, namely saturated fat, transfat, cholesterol, refined sugar,
salt and alcohol. The goal is to take in nutrients you need for health at
the recommended levels.
Also, adequate consumption of water is important for a healthy diet.
1)Achieve an energy balance and a healthy weight
2)Limit energy intake from total fats and shift fat consumption away from
saturated fats to unsaturated fats and towards the elimination of
3)Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains and
4)Limit the intake of simple sugar — A 2003 report recommends less than
10% simple sugars
5)Limit salt / sodium consumption from all sources and ensure that salt is