Health foods are high in vitamins, minerals and natural active ingredients, and are important nutrients that are indispensable even in small amounts.
According to nutritionists, a healthy diet is to ensure that you eat a variety of foods from four major food groups in order to balance and maintain your health. A good diet along with active exercise also helps reduce the risk of illness and maintain a healthy weight.
* How to eat healthy?
To maintain a healthy diet, you need to follow these steps:
1. Eat the right foods and choose from four major food groups (carbohydrate group, fat group, protein group, vegetable and fruit group). You can consult and follow the Canadian Food Guide (CFG). Health Canada confirms that most of CFG’s advice is based on solid science.
2. Eat the right amount of food for your age, gender, and activity level.
3. When shopping, you need to carefully read the food labels in order to compare and select health foods. The nutrition facts label and daily percentages on the label will help you shop more efficiently.
4. Limit foods and drinks that are high in calories, fat, added sugar, and sodium.
5. It is necessary to balance the ratio of each food group in the daily menu.
* Choose health foods.
-Vegetables (especially dark green or orange).
-Alternative milk such as low-fat milk (also called skim milk, skim milk containing less than 1% or 2% butter) and soybeans.
-Fish (salmon, trout, herring, mackerel, sardines, etc.).
-Red meat (both lean meat and lean white meat with skin and excess fat removed).
-Meat substitutes (beans, lentils, tofu, etc.).
* Food should be restricted.
The following foods should be taken sparingly in limited quantities: Because they are often high in calories, fats, added sugars or sodium.
-Cookies and snacks.
-Ice cream and frozen desserts.
-Chocolate and sweets.
-Donuts and muffins.
-Chips and other fast food.
– Soft drink.
-Fruit juice with added sugar.
-Hot or cold sweet drinks.