We often hear that we should be getting 6 serves of wholegrain, 2 serves of fruit and what not, but how many of you know exactly what this means?
With this point being fairly hazy, I thought I would clear things up.
Following on from my last post on how you can improve your diet and lifestyle, here is a guide to how much one “serve” of some foods are, and easy ways to estimate them when you’re out and about.
GRAINS AND CEREALS – BREAD, CEREAL, RICE, PASTA
PROTEIN – MEAT, POULTRY, NUTS, EGGS
UNSATURATED FATS – THE “GOOD” FATS
DAIRY (OR DAIRY ALTERNATIVES)
…and yes, you are allowed some of these tempting snacks
don’t forget about keeping well hydrated!
For further information about what to include in your daily diet, take a look at the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating