Starchy foods
Vegetables Fruit
Beans Lentils Soya
Fish Chicken Meat Eggs
Milk Maas Yoghurt
Fat Oil





Guidelines for Healthy Eating

The first group of guidelines provide general messages to promote a healthy lifestyle: 

The next group of guidelines help to plan good mixed meals:

The following guidelines give messages about the use of foods that are commonly used but can be harmful when too much is used.


   Eat dry beans, split peas, lentils and soya regularly

Adding dry beans, split peas, lentils and soya to a meal increases the nutrient content of the meal. Eating foods from this group decrease the risk of a wide variety of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and different types of cancer. Eating these foods even helps to combat overweight and they help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Dry beans, cooked ½ cup
Lentils, split peas, cooked ½ cup
Soya mince, dry 30g