By: Briana Williams
What do the Dietary Guidelines do for Americans?
Health Risk: The likelihood of developing health problems. (heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers)
Diet: Eating plan.
Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs.
- ACTIVITY LEVEL
- Rather you're trying to gain, maintain, or lose weight.
Nutrient Dense: A food that provides high amounts of vitamins and minerals for relatively few calories.
Maintaing healthy weight:
Health problems related to body fat:
- Heart Disease
- High blood pressure
- Some types of cancer
Health risk for being under weight:
- Unstable energy balance
Suggestions for losing weight:
- Limit fats and cholesterol
- Choose whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and milk
- Control your weight
- Strengthen your heart and lungs
Teens should get at least 60 minutes or more exercise a day.
- Get involved in a team or individual sport
- Use the stairs instead of the elevator
Importance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk
- NUTRIENT RICH
- CHOLESTEROL FREE
- NATURALLY LOW IN FATS AND CALORIES
- Protect against heart disease and cancer(s)
How to include this in your diet:
- Eat fruit instead of sugary dessert(s)
- Eat meals featuring cooked dry beans and peas
- Drink fruit or vegetable juice with your meals or as a snack
Limit fats and cholesterol
- Raises risk of heart disease
- Keep saturated fats to less than 10% of your calories
- Choose mostly foods prepared with little or no fat
- Get your fat from fish, nuts, or healthy oils