01.Benefits of a varied diet
The National Health and Medical Research Council says the link between diet and health is now stronger than ever, with the newly revised National Dietary Guidelines focusing on foods that have been scientifically linked to the reduction of chronic health problems, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some cancers.
With 60% of Australian adults and 25% of children now overweight or obese, there has never been a better time to choose more wisely.
The National Dietary Guidelines says "no single food - with the exception of breast milk for about the first six months of life - can provide all the nutrients in the amounts needed for good health. Dietary patterns that include a wide variety of nutritious foods and water are more likely to provide health benefits."
We look the health benefits of the following "everyday superfoods", which can be found at your local supermarket:
The good news is that these everyday grocery items can help you achieve a nutritious, balanced diet without breaking your weekly budget.