Chapter 8 Dietary Guidelines

What Do Dietary Guidelines Do For Americans?

  • A health risk is the likelihood of developing health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.
  • Diet is an eating plan.

Getting Enough Nutrients Within Your Calories

  • 4 risk factors includes things such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and some types of cancers,
  • Nutrient-dense food is a food that provides high amounts of vitamins and minerals for relatively few calories.

How To Maintain Healthy Weight

  • Risk factor is a condition that increasing your chances of developing a problem.
  • Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancers, and arthritis all relates to too much body fat.
  • When you're underweight your body does not have enough fat to reserve energy.
  • 2 suggestions for losing weight is dieting and increasing physical activity.

Suggestions For Being Physically Active Everyday

  • Being active helps you control your weight and strengthens your heart and lungs.
  • Teens should get at least 60 minutes of physically activity a day.
  • To get involved you can do such as joining a team sport or spend less time watching television.

Importance of Whole Grains, Fruits, Veggies, and Milk

  • These foods are rich, cholesterol free, and naturally low in fats and calories.
  • They also help protect against heart disease and cancer.
  • You can involve these products by eating fruit instead of sugary desserts, eat veggies with meals, or even drink yogurt smoothies for snacks.

How To Limit Fats And Cholesterol

  • Saturated and trans fats raises cholesterol.
  • Cholesterol can develop heart disease.
  • Read food labels to compare the total fat intake.

Be Choosy About Carbs

  • Some sugars are naturally present in nutrient-rich fruit and milk.
  • Foods with added sugars, such as candy and soft drinks, are high in calories but often low in minerals, vitamins, complex carbs, and protein.
  • Sugar can also cause diabetes.

Why reduce Sodium and Increase Potassium?

  • Sodium helps control body fluids.
  • Too much sodium can cause high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
  • The function of potassium is many fruits and veggies.

Avoid Alcohol

  • Drinking can affect, or influence, your judgement, and can lead to accidents and injuries.
  • When food is not properly handles, stored, and prepared, it can cause foodborne illness.