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Eating for Health

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

We all want to be healthy, but everyone has a different opinion when it comes to what we should be feeding our bodies. Every week there seems to be a new miracle diet and it can be hard to know where to turn for credible information. Like many areas of health, in nutrition, one size does not fit all. It is important that we listen to our bodies to find healthy eating habits that provide our bodies with the best fuel to live our best lives.

When looking for dietary information, the best places to start are those supported by scientific evidence, such as the Eat for Health government website, or institutes such as the Heart Foundation or Diabetes WA. Groups such as this form guidelines and recommendations based on highly critiqued and rigorous experiments and investigations. These recommendations are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the most current scientific evidence. While nutrition must be tailored to suit each individual person, the following recommendations are a solid foundation for a healthy diet:

So what does that look like in actual food? Check out this link for a visual description of serve sizes for each food group.

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