A healthy diet combines a variety of foods in different proportions. Foods are divided into five groups, shown here in the relative proportions in which they should be eaten to form a balanced, healthy diet. Enjoy your food and vary your diet to ensure that you get all of the nutrients your body needs. Eat the correct amount to maintain a healthy weight. Fresh fruit and vegetables and carbohydrate-rich foods such as potatoes should form the bulk of your diet, with meat, fish, and dairy products forming a smaller part of your daily intake.
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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