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What Should Be In Your Daily Diet

It is difficult to know what and how much of certain foods should be in your diet each day. For those who practise a different diet such as vegetarians and vegans it is important for them to know what substitutes are needed in case they are missing out on certain nutrients.

Typically an unrestricted diet per day revolves around the five main food groups. These foods are;

1-     Bread, cereals, rice, pasta and noodles

2-     Vegetables and legumes

3-     fruit

4-     milk, yoghurt and cheese

5-     Meat, fish, poultry, eggs and nuts

For those who are vegetarian they must find substitutes for lean meats and fish (which are typically high in protein). They may choose to eat more of other foods such as eggs, soybeans, whole grains, nuts and seeds.

For vegans they must find substitutes for dairy which is typically high in calcium. They may choose to consume foods such as soy products (tofu), certain green vegetables (kale and broccoli) and certain beans (navy beans and baked beans).

For each food group it varies how many serves are needed per day, view table below for details.

 

Group 1.

Group 2.

Group 3.

Group 4.

Group 5.

Male

6 serves

6 serves

2

2.5

3

Female

4-6 serves

5

2

2.5

2