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A word from Nutrition Expert, Dr.dr. Luciana Sutanto, MS, SpGK

We take nutrition seriously. The nutrition expert makes sure we’re on top of the latest information and advice.

A balanced nutritional diet is a recommendation for a healthy eating plan that fulfills the daily nutritional needs. The composition of a balanced nutritional diet includes staple food, side dishes, vegetables and fruits. By following a complete healthy diet, the nutritional requirements of the body will be fulfilled; particularly carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Carbohydrates as food sources should make up one-third of your healthy plate. Bread is an example of food source that falls under the category of carbohydrates; it is mainly made of flour or wheat flour, added with milk, butter, dry yeast, sugar, and salt. As a staple food, bread can be consumed during breakfast, lunch, dinner and even as a snack. However, to meet the nutritional needs, we should maintain a balanced diet.

Dietary fiber has a wide range of health benefits which can help greatly in maintaining a healthy balanced diet. Fiber is mostly in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes. Vegetables are preferably consumed at an amount of 3-4 servings a day, the proper timings to consume them are during breakfast, lunch, dinner and can also be consumed during snack times as well. Vegetables are sources of many nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Having fresh vegetables can be your preference since fresh vegetables hold a good amount of nutritional value.

Consuming complete nutritional meals, guided by a balanced nutritional diet offer you a great chance to achieve optimal health.

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