The Eatwell Guide outlines the recommendations for eating a healthy balanced diet.
The guide explains the different types of foods and drinks you should consume – and in what proportions – every day or over a week.
Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre — essential for maintaining a healthy gut and preventing digestion problems.
These foods are a good source of nutrients, energy and fibre and should make up just over a third of your diet.
These foods are sources of protein, vitamins and minerals, therefore, it's important to include some foods from this group.
Dairy includes milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais, quark and cream cheese as well as non-dairy alternatives to these foods.
Use these products sparingly as they're high in fat. Although some fat is essential in the diet, generally we consume too much and need to reduce our consumption of certain types of fat.
Drinking plenty of fluid is essential to keep our bodies hydrated and working properly.
Foods and drinks that are high in fat, salt or sugar and low in nutritional value are known as 'discretionary foods'. These aren't required for a healthy balanced diet
Our health information team can help you with any questions about healthy eating. You can speak to them using BSL through the contactSCOTLAND-BSL service.
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21 October 2021
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