Importance of Dietary Guideline

Dietary Guidelines can help reduce risk of food disease


Restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight.

Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs.

If you don’t eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods, you may not be getting all the micro nutrients your body needs. In fact, Americans tend to eat foods that are high in calories and low in micronutrients

How to maintain a healthy weight.

  1. Here are 5 ways to make that happen:

    1. Exercise. Regular physical activity burns calories and builds muscle.
    2. both of which help you look and feel good and keep weight off.
    3. Reduce screen time.
    4. Watch out for portion distortion.
    5. Eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day.
    6. Don't skip breakfast.

Suggestions for being physically active every day.

Physical activity improves health and well-being. It reduces stress, strengthens the heart and lungs, increases energy levels, helps you maintain and achieve a healthy body weight and it improves your outlook on life.

Importance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk

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How to limit fats and cholesterol

Fat, whether from plant or animal sources, contains more than twice the number of calories of an equal amount of carbohydrate or protein. Choose a diet that provides no more than 30 percent of total calories from fat. The upper limit on the grams of fat in your diet will depend on the calories you need.The body makes the cholesterol it requires. In addition, cholesterol is obtained from food. Dietary cholesterol comes from animal sources such as egg yolks, meat (especially organ meats such as liver), poultry, fish, and higher fat milk products. Many of these foods are also high in saturated fats.

Be choosy about carbohydrates

The carbohydrate choices you make are significant, because carbohydrates — especially those from whole-grain sources — can play an important role in healthful eating and disease prevention.

Why reduce sodium and increase potassium?

Evidence shows that increasing potassium intake significantly reduces blood pressure in adults. Potassium is found in a variety of unrefined foods, including beans and peas, nuts, vegetables such as spinach, cabbage and parsley and fruits such as bananas, papayas and dates.

Avoid alcohol

Alcohol is created when grains, fruits, or vegetables are fermented. Fermentation is a process that uses yeast or bacteria to change the sugars in the food into alcohol.

Why is food safety an important part of the Dietary Guidelines?

The report points out that these unhealthy conditions have been “highly prevalent” for more than 20 years. Also, according to the report, eating unhealthy foods and consuming too many calories, coupled with too little physical activity, directly contributes to these preventable health problems.