Eating well is not about cutting out foods or following a special diet, all foods can be included, but getting the balance right is the most important part. Eating a variety of foods from the ‘Five Food Groups’ (see below) and the right amount of food are needed to have a well-balanced, healthy diet and maintain a healthy bodyweight.
The Eat Well Guide breaks down the ‘Five Food Groups’ and gives you an idea about portion size and getting the right balance of nutrients - this will look different for everyone – it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Further information can be found: Eatwell Guide (gov.wales)
It might be hard to achieve this balance with every meal that you eat, but getting this balance right over a day or even a week is a step in the right direction.
When on a vegan diet, add some fortified foods or supplements such as vitamin D, vitamin B12, iodine, selenium, calcium or iron to your food choices.
The Eat Well Guides have been adapted to suit some cultures and ethnicities.
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