By Jamari Lovelace
What do the Dietary Guidelines do for Americans?
- A health risk is the likelihood of developing health problems
- A diet is an eating plan
Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs.
- Age, gender, activity, and weight determines calorie needs
- Nutrient-Dense foods have vitamins and minerals with low calories
How to maintain a healthy weight.
- A risk factor increases your chances of health problems
- Heart problems can come with too much body weight.
- Low energy can come with being overweight
Suggestions for being physically active every day.
- Active living helps by strengthening heart and lungs and controlling your weight
- At least 60 minutes a day
- Get involved in a sport and spend less time watching television
Importance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk
- They are nutrient-rich, cholesterol-free, and low in fats and calories
- They can protect against heart-disease and cancer
- You can include these in your life by: eating fruits instead of desserts, drink fruit juice, and eat whole-grain products
How to limit fats and cholesterol
- Saturated and trans fats raise cholesterol
- Heart disease can come from this
- Read food labels to know fat intake
Be choosy about carbohydrates
- Fruit has natural sugar
- Candy has added sugar
- Too much sugar can promote tooth decay
Why reduce sodium and increase potassium?
- Sodium controls body fluids
- High blood pressure can come with too much sodium
- Potassium helps counteracts sodium's affect
3 reasons to avoid alcohol are:
- Emotional problems
Why is food safety an important part of the Dietary Guidelines?
It is important because the food can harm you