What Foods Make Up A Balanced Diet
The list below tells you all the foods necessary for a healthy balanced diet, but of course we may have left out some of your favourites!
Not to worry eating small quantities of organic meats, dairy and sugary sweets like chocolate from time to time as pleasure foods is ok if you are in good health.
If you gradually start adding healthy foods like these to your diet, your health will become more vibrant!!
Remember getting a good variety in your diet will give you the well balanced nutrition for optimal health.
Whole cereal grains
For a more extensive list of whole grains and grain products see Whole Grains to Emphasise
To get an idea of the variety of vegetables available to you see
Vegetables to Emphasise
Eat a wide selection of vegetables prepared in a variety of ways, for example:
Cooked (Pressure cooking, steaming, boiling, blanching, shocking, sautéing, deep frying, stewing and baking), Raw, Pressed and Pickled
Carp - Red Snapper - Halibut - Trout - Haddock - Flounder - Cod - Sole - Scrod - and other soft, non-fatty white meat fish
Wild Salmon - Tuna - Herring - Mackerel - Sardines
Shrimp - Crab - Lobster - Scallops - Shellfish
Seasonal and temperate climate
Apples - Pears - Cherries - Melons - Grapes - Berries - Apricots -Plums - Peaches - Tangerines - Raisins and Currants
When living in a temperate climate it is best to limit or avoid tropical fruits such as:
Bananas - Dates - Figs - Mango - Papayas - Pineapple - Kiwi - Coconut - Citrus Fruits
Sesame Seeds - Pumpkin Seeds - Sunflower Seeds - Poppy Seeds - Almonds - Walnuts - Hazelnuts - Peanuts - Pine Nuts - Chestnuts - Pecans
Tropical nuts should be eaten less frequently as they are very fatty:
Brazil nuts - Cashews - Pistachios - Macademia nuts
Toasted Sesame oil - Un-toasted sesame oil - Extra Virgin Olive oil - Corn oil - Safflower oil - Sunflower oil