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Healthy eating: What should you put on your plate?: By Health Xchange | Fit to Post Health – 15 minutes ago At y...

Healthy eating: What should you put on your plate?: By Health Xchange | Fit to Post Health – 15 minutes ago At y...

Food is an important factor in determining our health condition. (Thinkstock photo) At your next meal, take a close look at what is on your plate. Are you having a well-balanced meal as recommended by the Healthy Food Pyramid? You should consume the following foods and servings every day: 5 to 7 servings of rice and alternatives (including 2 to 3 servings of whole grain products) 2 servings of fruits and 2 servings of vegetables 2 to 3 servings of meat and alternatives (with ½ serving from dairy or other high calcium products) small amounts of fats, oils, sugar and salt "Together with regular exercise, a healthy and well-balanced diet can help to lower your risk of getting diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and becoming overweight," says Dr Ian Phoon , senior family physician from Pasir Ris Polyclinic . Rice and alternatives For a healthy diet, ...

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