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What is a healthy diet?

A healthy diet is one that promotes or maintains good health. A balanced diet supplies the body with needed nutrients such as fluid, macronutrients like protein, micronutrients like vitamins, and sufficient fibre and energy.

Common components of a balanced diet:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • No processed foods  
  • No sugary beverages 

Healthy food includes beans, grains, cauliflower, cantelope, pasta, bread, orange, turkey, salmon, carrots, turnips, zucchini, snowpeas, string beans, radishes, asparagus, summer squash, lean beef, tomatoes, and potatoes.