Chapter 8 Dietary Guidelines
What do dietary Guidelines do for Americans?
A health risk is the likelikood of developing health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes , and some cancers.
A diet is an eating plan. Diet refers to everything you eat and drink.
Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs.
A nutrient - dense foods is a food that provides high amounts of vitamins and minerals for relatively few calories.
How to maintain a healthy weight.
Too many body fat can lead too:
High Blood pressure
Some types of cancer
An under weight person also has a health risk. The do not have enough body fat as an energy reserve.
two suggestions of loosing weight is physical activity. Eating small portions of food.
Suggestions for being physical active everyday.
Importance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk
They help you be cancer free. They keep your heart healthy.
You can eat yogurt in the morning.
Drink fruit or vegetable juice.
add low fat cheese to sandwiches.
How to limit fats and Cholesterol
If you consume foods that will lead to high cholesterol you are in danger of getting heart disease.
Read food labels to compare the amount of total fat , saturated fats and trans fats in cholesterol foods.
Be choosy about carbohydrates.
you should limit your sugar intake because you can get high blood sugar.
Why reduce sodium and increase potassium.
Potassium helps counteract sodiums effect on blood pressure.