How To Eat Healthy On A Low Budget-Healthy living Part 2

Category: Healthy Diet
Healthy eating means choosing a variety of foods from the basic food groups: meat and meat substitutes; dairy; fruits and vegetables; grains, such as breads and pasta; and a limited amount of fats and sweets.
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Healthy eating means choosing a variety of foods from the basic food groups: meat and meat substitutes; dairy; fruits and vegetables; grains, such as breads and pasta; and a limited amount of fats and sweets.

Healthy eating on a budget is all about being creative with the money you do have. Make healthier food choices by learning about your guideline daily amounts and getting the right balance.

Vegetable and fruits are the major source of vitamins and minerals which is highly recommended to eat at least 5 portion per day to make up about a third of our daily diet.

The unique package of nutrients and plant compounds in fruits and vegetables can help to protect against cancer, obesity and various chronic diseases such as heart disease, research suggests.

If you are on a very tight budget, learn to can or otherwise preserve these fruits and vegetables so you can have them all year round, as fresh fruits and vegetables are more expensive.

Having bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods at each meal to make up another third of diet. Because they provide energy and dietary fibre along with vitamins, minerals and small amounts of protein.

To get high quality protein, vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B12 (cobalamine), calcium, phosphorus, and riboflavin (vitamin B2), milk and dairy foods are very good source. As they are high in saturated fat content, they should be eaten in moderation.

You need to eat the foods like meat, fish, eggs and beans to get enough protein which the body needs to grow and develop. These foods also contain nutrients like iron, zinc, magnesium and B vitamins. But The World Cancer Research Fund recommended meat eaters limit their consumption of red meat to no more than 500g a week as they have been linked to certain forms of cancer.

Water makes up 50 to 70 per cent of an adult's total body weight and it is essential for the body's growth and maintenance. Six to eight medium glasses of fluid intake daily is necessary, don't forget that tea, coffee and juices can count, as they may bring other nutrients or benefits.

Healthy eating plans are all about eating balanced diets that are high in nutrients, low in fat, and that contain the appropriate servings from each of the five food groups we listed above. Even money is tight, but we still want to eat right.

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