Good Food Choices
A Healthy, "Balanced" Diet
The 4 Food Groups:
  Fruits & Vegetables
  Protein Foods
  Bread & Cereals
  Dairy Foods
Last but not least: WATER!
How does water help my body?
Can I drink sports drinks like Gatorade to help give me the minerals I have lost?
Why am I losing weight?
What's wasting?
How do I gain weight?
Are there any foods I should avoid?
What about taking vitamin and mineral pills?

Bread and cereals

Bread, grains and cereals are in this group.
According to Canada’s Food Guide, you should eat 4 servings or more each day.

One serving could be any of the following:

  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 bowl of breakfast cereal
  • 1 half cup of noodles, macaroni, rice or grits. (about the size of a scoop of ice cream). A typical plateful of spaghetti would be 2 or more servings.
  • 1 pancake, waffle, tortilla or slice of corn bread
  • 1 biscuit
  • 5 crackers

The foods in this section all have lots of fibre in them. Fibre is good because it helps stop intestinal infections and cleans your colon.

Tip:

  1. The best way to get fibre is by eating whole grains like brown rice, millet, quinoa, buckwheat, oats and barley.

 
 
 
 
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