What do the DIetary Guidelines do for Americans?
A diet is an eating plan.
Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs.
A nutrient dense food is a food that provides high amounts of vitamins and minerals for relatively few calories.
How to maintain a healthy weight.
Health problem that are linked to having too much body fat include: diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, some types of cancer, and arthritis.
Under weight people can also suffer from health problems. Under weight people do not have much body fat as an energy reserve.
You can have a more active life, or eat healthier food to lose weight.
Suggestions for being physicallyactive every day.
Teens should build 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical training into their daily routine.
Get involved in a team or individual sport, use the stairs insted of the elevator, spend less time watching television and more time doing fun activities, such as bowling or skating.
Importance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk
They protect against heart disease, cancer, and other health problems.
Make whole-grain products the star of your meals, drink yogurt smoothies for snack, eat fruit instead of sugary desserts, and enjoy fruit or vegetables with meals and as snacks.
How to limit fats and cholesterol.
- Keepsaturated fats to less than 10% of your calories
- Eat as few foods containing trans fats as posible
- Limit cholesterol to less than 300 milligrams per day
- Choose mostly foods prepared with little or no fat
- Eat dairy foods that are mostly reduced-fat, low-fat, and fat-free.
- Get most of your fat from fish, nuts, and healthy oils
Be choosy about carbohydrates
Examples of foods with added sugars are: candy, soft drinks
You should limit the amount of sugar you consume because it can lead to tooth decay.
Why reduce sodium and increase potassium?
Potassium helps control sodium's effects on blood pressure.