Dietary Guidlines

Bradley Jenkins-McNeil


The dietary guidelines for Americans provide advice to help people live longer,healthier lives. A health risk is the likelihood of developing health problems. A diet is an eating plan.


Theses foods are nutrient rich, cholesterol free, and naturally low in fats and calories.

Also, they protect against heart disease and cancer. Eat fruit instead of desserts, make whole-grain products the star of your meals, and drink yogurt smoothies for snacks.


Fats that raises cholesterol are saturated and trans fat. You can develop heart disease from a high fat-diet. Keep saturated fats less than 10 percent in your calories.


Fruit and milk have natural sugar. Candy and soft drinks have added sugars. You can get tooth decay.


Sodium helps body fluids. High blood pressure, heart attack and strokes are linked to too much sodium. Potassium helps counteracts sodium's effects on high blood pressure.


Drinking can affect your judgement, increases the chances of accidents, and it does not have nutrients.


If the food is not handled with safety it can cause food-born illnesses