Focus on Nutrition: What Does a Healthy Diet Really Look Like?

  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Legumes, like beans and lentils.
  • Staples foods, including cereals like maize, wheat, rice, barley, and rye; as well as starchy tubers or roots like potato, cassava, yam, and taro.
  • Foods from animal sources, such as meat, eggs, milk, and fish.
  • Avoid high-sugar cereals, selecting oat bran, oatmeal, or other whole grain, fiber-rich cereals instead, topping them up with milk or yogurt and chopped nuts for protein.
  • If you prefer to start your day with a slice of toast, avoid white bread, selecting whole grain instead, and topping it with peanut butter, an egg, or another protein source.
  • If you make waffles or pancakes, switch all-purpose flour for healthier whole grain options.



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Douglas Healy

Douglas Healy

Douglas Healy is a Springfield, Missouri-based attorney with nearly 20 years of legal experience.