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 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 Medical Why do more and more Americans use medical marijuana? Parenting Fertility treatments don't raise cancer risk for offspring Lifestyle Hunting, harvesting leave big animals at risk of extinction Medical Education no match for Alzheimer's Medical Teen’s third fight to survive leukaemia Lifestyle 7 reasons your stomach hurts after sex – and how to make it stop From our sponsors SPONSORED: Don’t just stop smoking, start something amazing Live healthier Fitness » Diet or exercise – or both? Download the maximum mass workout plan to build big muscles in 28 days How to get the most from your cardio workouts How to pick a fitness tracker that's right for you Like a personal coach, a fitness tracker can motivate you to reach goals and strive for new ones. Monitoring blood pressure » Must blood pressure rise with age? Remote tribes hold clues Weight regained after weight-loss op can tell your doc a lot Gum disease may worsen your blood pressure problems Even a slight rise in blood pressure might shrink young brains A new study found that above normal blood pressure can be associated with lower grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain.