Dietary Guidelines

By: Caitlin Ammons and Jessica Burchett

instead of choosing meat and poultry all the time choose some seafood

8 oz. of seafood per week reduces cardiac arrest which contributes to the prevention of heart disease

choose foods that are lower in solid fats and calories and/or are sources of oils

lowers both total and low-density lipoprotein blood cholesterol levels

use oils to replace solid fats where possible

instead of using solid fats all the time Americans should replace it with oils in little amounts

add foods that have more potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D

potassium reduces the risk of developing kidney stones and decreases bone loss. dietary fiber provides a feeling of fullness and promotes healthy laxation. it may reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

calcium reduces risk for osteoporosis. serves as vital roles in nerve transmission, constriction and dialation of blood vessels and muscle contraction. viatamin D reduces the risks of rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults