Home > Newsletters > Weekly > SPAR: Can you eat eggs if you’re worried about heart disease? Updated 05 February 2014 Control your portion sizes Many of us battle to eat a balanced diet every day. Proper portion sizes are important in achieving this. 0 Many of us battle to eat a balanced diet every day. Proper portion sizes are important in achieving this. Imagine a dinner plate from home and divide that up into the "food groups" mentioned below: - Most of the plate should contain vegetables and/or salad with your lunch and dinner. Have a fruit in between meals for a source of Vitamin C and A which support the immune system - An equal amount of the plate can contain wholegrain starches e.g. brown rice, wholewheat bread or pasta, baby or sweet potatoes - A smaller amount should be left for lean protein e.g. skinless chicken, lean red meat, grilled fish or lentils & beans. Fatty fish such as tuna and sardines provides essential omega-3 fatty acids which may benefit heart health - Dairy products can also be counted as protein portions i.e. some low-fat cheese or milk in food preparation or as a glass of milk. Yoghurt can be eaten as a snack in between meals - Fats should contribute the smallest amount. Use some olive oil for food preparation, or nuts and seeds in a stir-fry, but limit the intake of fried foodsLearn more about Healthy EatingSee what's new in Health24's Diet & Nutrition Centre NEXT ON HEALTH24X Is tying the knot tied to a longer life span? 2019-10-18 16:45 More: WeeklySPAR: Can you eat eggs if you’re worried about heart disease? advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Diet and nutrition If you're obese, these are the health conditions you're most at risk for Medical Paediatric group issues updated ADHD guidelines Medical WATCH: Twig removed from young boy's ear by 'The Wax Whisperer' Medical 'I felt a pea-sized lump next to my right nipple – but I ignored it' Mental health Depressed moms = more anxious, troubled kids? Medical Mercury in creams, faeces in cosmetics: Beware bargain beauty products Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.