Here's a handy refresher course for those whose
nutrition knowledge dates back to the pyramids - the food pyramid
The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating outlines the
five food groups and portion sizes that help you achieve a healthy
and well balanced diet.
Each food group provides all the necessary vitamins, minerals
and nutrients we need to keep us healthy.
- limit saturated fat and moderate your total fat intake
- choose foods low in salt
- cut back on alcohol
- avoid foods high in kilojoules and added sugar and salt, like
sweet biscuits. Only eat these foods occasionally and in small
In summary, a healthy diet is the foundation to diabetes
management and a healthier way of life for everyone.