Health eating advice from Stonehaven Medical Group
By Charlie Sands on 23/05/2023
The Eatwell Guide: How to eat a healthy balanced diet shows the different types of foods and drinks you should consume – and in what proportions – every day or over a week.
The Eatwell Guide divides the foods and drinks we consume into 5 main groups:
- fruit and vegetables
- potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and other starchy carbohydrates
- beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins
- dairy and alternatives
- oils and spreads
You should try to choose a variety of foods from each group to help you get the nutrients you need to stay healthy.
These recommendations apply to most people regardless of their:
- dietary restrictions or preferences
- ethnic origin
If you've special dietary or medical needs, ask a registered dietitian or nutritionist about the best way to adapt this guide to your needs.
You can use this guide to help you make healthier choices when:
- planning what to eat
- cooking or preparing a meal at home
- food shopping
- eating out or on the go
Most of the meals we eat are a combination of food groups. When planning meals, work out the main ingredients and think about how these fit within the 5 main food groups.
For further details follow the link to the Stonehaven Medical Group website and from there to NHS Inform