6 Steps to help make better choices
The closer a food is to its original form the better. Focus on what has not been highly processed.
Choose foods from the different food groups and keep them on hand, ready for snacks, such as fruits, nuts, roots, and tubers.
A plant-based diet is packed with nutrients and helps fill you up and for longer since it boosts your fibre intake.
Go for whole grains and whole-grain products, fruits, and vegetables with deeply colored flesh. Eat edible skins and peels (thoroughly washed) to increase your fibre and nutrient intake.
Have refined sugar-containing products in moderation because they are less nutritious and have more calories.
Carbs are important nutrients but pay attention to the size and number of servings you eat. Pay attention to your hunger and fullness levels. Your body knows when it has had enough.
Toppings, sauces, and condiments boost flavor but beware that they can also add significant calories and fat.