Dietary Guidelines

What do the dietary Guidelines do for American?

They provide advice to people live longer, healthier lives. A diet is an eating plan. Diet refers to everything you eat and drink.

Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs

The four factors are age, gender, activity level, and whether you are trying to gain, maintain, or lose weight. Nutrient-dense food is a food that provides high amounts of vitamins and minerals for relatively few calories.

Suggestions for being physically active every day.

Active living helps you control your weight and strengthen your heart and lungs. Teens should build 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity into their daily routine. Two guidelines for including physical activity into your daily schedule are get involved in a team or individual sport. Use stairs instead of the elevator.

How to limit fats and cholesterol

Trans fats and saturated fats are the 2 types of fats that raise cholesterol. Some diseases that come from a high fat diet are diabetes and arthritis. Some guidelines that will help you achieve moderate total fat intake are keep saturated fats less to less than 10 percent of your calories,and eat as few foods containing trans fats as possible.

Why reduce sodium and increase potassium?

Sodium helps control body fluids. But too much sodium is liked to heart attack, high blood pressure, and stroke. Potassium helps counteract sodium's effects on blood pressure.

Why is food safety an important part of the dietary guidelines?

Safe foods is healthful food that is free from harmful bacteria and other contaminants.