Eating healthy foods can help improve your energy levels, weight, sleep patterns, ability to fight infection and reduce your chance of developing serious health risks.
Aim for a variety of nutritious foods most days. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruit, legumes (such as dried beans, lentils) and wholegrain foods. Also include lean meat, skinless chicken, fish and low-fat dairy products.
Plan 1-2 simple ways you can start eating more healthier in the next week:
- Eat an extra 1-2 serves of vegetables each day
- Add more vegetables onto your plate
- Eat vegetables as a healthy snack
- Eat 2 medium pieces of fruit each day
- Cut down on fatty and sugary foods and alcohol
Swap to healthier choices, such as:
- Swap soft drinks, juice or energy drinks for plain water
- Swap a side of hot chips for salad or steamed vegetables
- Swap snack food, cakes and biscuits for a piece of fruit
- Swap meat pies and sausage rolls for a sandwich or wrap
- Swap fried fast food for fresh food
For more information and healthy recipes, makehealthynormal.nsw.gov.au
See brochures about the revised Australian Dietary Guidelines at eatforhealth.gov.au