**Unless you have a diagnosed allergy, intolerance or coeliac disease (in the ca…
**Unless you have a diagnosed allergy, intolerance or coeliac disease (in the case of gluten) or you have a ethical or cultural reason not to include some of the pictured foods, these can all be included as a part of a healthy diet.
Of course some of these foods are not as ‘nourishing’ and should be kept to smaller, infrequent amounts but they do not always need to be completely avoided!
• Gluten containing foods. Unless you’ve been diagnosed with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance.
• Dairy foods. Unless you have a diagnosed milk protein allergy or you’re following a vegan diet. Dairy is rich in protein, good carbs and micronutrients. If you’re lactose intolerant there are lactose free versions.
• Sugar containing foods. A small amount of added sugar is ok. Your body can handle it.
• Eggs with yolk. (See link in bio for more info)
• Chocolate (just don’t go overboard). It’s delicious and good for the soul.
• Carbs rich foods. Carbs are the easiest energy source for our bodies to use. Stick with mostly complex carbs to maximise the nutrients and fibre you’re getting. As is the same with the the other calorie containing macros nutrients (protein, fat and alcohol) the issues only come if you go overboard with the intake.
• Pasta. Keep the portion size reasonable, add plenty of veg and keep the sauce healthy (I.e. choose tomato or olive oil based).
• Fruit. Yes fruit contains sugar, but it also contains fibre, vitamins, minerals and water… a lot of stuff that is good for us. And it’s delicious.
• Bread. Bread isn’t bad. Choose the grainy stuff for more fibre, nutrients and better satiety.