CH. 8 Dietary Guidelines
By ; Alyssa wilson
what do dietary guidelines do for Americans?
- diet - an eating plan.
Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs.
- nutrient dense foods - a food that provides high amounts of vitamins and minerals for relatively few calories.
How to maintain a healthy weight.
- health problems from having too much body fat - diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, some types of cancer, and arthritis.
-health risks of being under weight - lack of energy
- 2 suggestions for losing weight - exercise and eat healthy
Suggestions for being physically active every day.
- how much physical activity should a teen get? - 60 minutes or more a day.
- 2 guidelines for including physical activity into your daily schedule - get involved in a team or individual sport and/ or use stairs instead of an elevator.
importance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and milk
- 2 health benefits - naturally low in fats and calories.
- 3 ways to include these foods - eat fruit instead of sugary dessert, eating meals with cooked or dry beans, and drink fruit or vegetable juice
how to limit fats and cholesterol
- disease that can develop from a high fat diet - heart disease
- guidelines to fat intake - 25 to 35 % of fat calories should be burned
be choosy about carbohydrates
- food with added sugar - candy and soft drinks
- limit sugar intake - sugars promote tooth decay
why reduce sodium and increase potassium?
- diseases linked to excess sodium - high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke
- function of potassium - helps counteract sodium's effects on blood pressure