Healthy eating is about balance and consistency. No single food can provide all the nutrients needed to maintain good health. This is why a variety of foods from each of the five food groups should be included in your diet - vegetables, fruits, grain (cereal), proteins (lean meats, fish, eggs, nuts, and legumes), and dairy (milk, yoghurt, and cheese). The food you eat should be low in salt, sugar, and saturated fats, but rich in wholegrains, fibre, and unsaturated fats.
To learn more about cholesterol, salts, fats and carbohydrates, visit the Heart Foundation website.
The Food Switch App is a great tool which allows you to scan the food products you usually buy, and find a healthier alternative.
A GP or dietitian can help you design a healthy meal plan that suits your needs. Click here to find a service in your area.