Breastfeed babies: Breast milk is special it can provide all the food and drink a baby needs. Mother’s milk also contains special substances, which protect against infection and disease and help the baby to grow. A baby needs no other foods during the first six months of life.
Prepare and store food safely: Food goes ‘off’ when it becomes infected with bacteria. You can keep your food safe by always washing your hands well before you prepare food. Also, make sure your kitchen equipment is clean. Bugs love dirt. Return foods to the refrigerator as soon as you have finished rather than leaving them around on the bench. Bugs can quickly grow at room temperature but hate the cold.
Eat plenty of fruit and vegies: Fruits are generally high in fiber, water, vitamin C and sugars, although this latter varies widely from traces as in lime, to 61% of the fresh weight of the date. Vegetables are generally they contain little protein or fat, and varying proportions of vitamins, provitamins, dietary minerals, fiber and carbohydrates. Vegetables contain a great variety of other phytochemicals, some of which have been claimed to have antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anticarcinogenic properties. However, vegetables often also contain toxins and antinutrients such asa-solanine, a-craconine, enzyme inhibitors (of cholinesterase, protease, amylase, etc.), cyanide and cyanide precursors, oxalic acid, and more.
Eat plenty of lean meat, fish and chicken: Red meats are also rich in zinc, another nutrient in short supply in the Australian diet. Again, zinc is better absorbed into the body from meat than plant foods. All meats, poultry, fish, shellfish and eggs are excellent sources of vitamin B12, a nutrient not found in plant foods. Vitamin B12 has a special role in protecting our DNA. Fish and seafood are also the richest sources of omega 3 fats. These