A healthy balanced diet is one that has a variety of foods in moderation. The EU’s independent scientific advisory body (EFSA) recommends that 45-60% of our daily energy intake come from carbohydrates (including starches and sugars). Carbohydrates are the most important fuel for our brains and provide our bodies with the energy our organs need to function.
Our daily energy intake should be made up of:
- 45-60% carbohydrate
- 20-35% fat
- 10-15% protein