Dietary Guidelines do for Americans

Diet is a good thing.

What do the Dietary Guidelines do for Americans?

  1. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

  2. Make healthy food choices with a focus on plant-based foods and diet restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight.

Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs.

  • Basal metabolic rate. This reflects the energy the body needs for basic functions while at rest.
  • Dietary-induced thermogenesis, or the thermic effect of food. This is the energy the body needs to digest and absorb food.
  • The thermic effect of activity and energy.
  • Nutrient density identifies the proportion of nutrients in foods, with terms such as nutrient rich and micronutrient dense referring to similar properties. Several different national and international standards have been developed and are in use (see Nutritional rating systems).

Good Nutrient Leads To Good Health

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Risk Factor

  1. A risk factor is any attribute, characteristic or exposure of an individual that increases the likelihood of developing a disease or injury.

  2. Inhibited growth and development. This is especially true in children and teens, whose bodies need plenty of nutrients to grow and stay healthy.

    • Fragile bones. ...
    • Weakened immune system. ...
    • Anemia. ...
    • Fertility issues. ...
    • Hair loss.

Burn Calories and Less Eating If You Want To Lose Weight
A teen should at least get 1 hour of physical activity

Be choosy about carbohydrates

Food with natural sugar

Food with added sugar

Why reduce sodium and increase potassium?

Diseases linked to excess sodium

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