Our favorite foods seem to have one feature in common- Unhealthy. Even our much loved local foods such as fish paste (Rihaakuru) and oily snacks aren’t very good for our health. They’re extremely high in salt and oil. But this doesn’t mean you have to cut it off completely to be healthy. Just follow these tips by World Health Organization for a healthier year.
In your daily diet, aim to eat a mix of staple foods such as wheat, rice and potatoes with legumes like lentils and beans, plenty of fresh fruit and veg, and foods from animal sources (e.g. meat, fish, eggs and milk). For snacks, choose raw vegetables, unsalted nuts and fresh fruit, rather than foods that are high in sugars, fats or salt such as the locally popular fried breadfruit (banbukeyo).