Dietary Guideline Tips

Zackary Hall Period 7

Dietary Guidelines and Americans

A health risk is any type of risk that can put your health and life in jeopardy. A diet is a eating plan that is designed for someone to lose weight over a long period of time.

Nutrients and Calorie Needs

Four factors that determine your calorie needs are weight, height, body structure, and muscle/fat content. Nutrient-Dense foods are foods that have lots of nutrients but very few calories.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

A risk factor is is having a risk of getting a health problem such as a disease. Health problems that are related to body fat are obesity, heart attacks, and strokes. Some health risks for being underweight are starvation, fragile bones, and weakened immune system. Suggestions for loosing weight are going on a strict diet and getting weight loss counseling to help you go through the process of loosing weight.

Being Physically Active Every Day

Active living helps you by staying alive longer and making your body feel better so you can do more things. Teens should get around 60 minutes of physical activity daily. Guidelines of putting physical activity into your schedule are don't exercise to the point that you hurt your self and drink lots of water while exercising.

Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Milk

These types of foods are healthy because they contain a lot of vitamins, minerals, and calcium. Health benefits for these foods are strong bones and gives you nutrients. Ways to include these foods in your diet are making a diet schedule, staying on task with the foods you eat, and make sure your getting the right types of fruits and vegetables.

Limit Fats and Cholesterol

Unhealthy fats that raise cholesterol are trans fat and saturated fats. Having a high fat diet can cause cancer and heart disease. Guidelines to achieve moderate fat intake are buy the right foods and watch what you eat when you go out.

Being Choosy about Carbohyrdates

Foods with natural sugar are fruits and vegetables. Foods with sugar added (artificial sugar) are cake and other desserts. You should limit your sugar intake because if you take to much sugar you could experience big health problems such as disease.

Reducing Sodium and Increasing Potassium

Sodium benefits the body by balancing the fluids within your body. By taking to much sodium diseases such as high blood pressure could happen. The function of potassium is to keep your cholesterol balanced.

Avoiding Alcohol

You should avoid alcohol because it can damage your body, cause you to go to jail, and cause major health problems in your older ages.

Food Safety and Dietary Guidelines

Food safety is an important part of dietary guidelines because it prevents health problems such as food poisoning to occur and it helps prevent germs from spreading around your environment inside your house.