What do the Dietary Guidelines do for Americans?
Diet-is an eating plan referred to everything you eat and drink.
Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs.
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 problems that are linked to having too much body fat is diabetes,heart disease,high blood pressure,some types of cancer,and arthritis.
Underweight can lead to loss of energy and other health problems.
Loosing weight you need to have physical activity and dieting.
Suggestions for being physically active everyday.
Teens should have 60 min or more in there daily routine.
Get involved in a team or individual sport and walk or ride a bike.
Importance of whole grains,fruits,vegetables and milk.
They protect you from getting heart disease and cancer.
Eat for dessert,snacks and or breakfast.
How to limit fats and cholesterol.
Heart disease from too much fat.
Keep saturated fats to less than 10% of your calories,eat less trans fats,eat dairy that are reduce fat,and less solid fats like butter.
Be choosy about carbohydrates.
Candy and soft drinks are added sugars.
Sugars and starch promotes tooth decay so limit sugar intake.
Why reduce sodium and increase potassium?
Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure,heart attack,and stroke.
Potassium helps counteract sodium's effects on blood pressure.