Dietary Guidelines

By: Christiana Bethea

What dietary guidelines can do for you and other americans?

Dietary guidelines can help prevent health risks. A health risk is having the likelihood of developing health problems. Examples: heart disease , diabetes , and some cancers. Dietary gudielines can also help plan your diet. A diet is a eating plan that you control.

Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs.

The 4 factors that determine calorie needs, 1. Age 2. Gender 3. Activity Level 4. Whether you are trying to lose , maintain , or gain weight. In calories needs nutrient-dense foods are foods that provides high amount of vitamins and minerals for fewer calories.

How to maintain a healthy weight?

A risk factor in weight is a condition thst increases your chances of developing a problem. The health problems that are related to too much body fat include heart disease and high blood pressure with some types of cancers. For being underweight the problems are not having enough energy reserve. Underweight people might need to increase their weight.

What are some suggestions for being physically active every day?

Active living can help you control your weight, it can also strengthen your heart and lungs. A teen should get about 60 minutes of physical fitness. Two gudielines for to include in your daily schedule. 1. Get involved in a team or a sport. 2. Use stairs instead of an elevator.

What is the importance of whole grains , fruits , vegetables and milk?

These foods are important because they provide three things 1. They are nutrient rich. 2. They are also cholestrol free. 3. They are natrully low in fats and calories. These foods help prevent health problems like heart disease and cancer. There are many ways to include these foods in your diet. Here are three of them. 1. Eat fruit instead of a sugary dessert. 2. Make whole-grain products the star of your meals. 3. Eat meals featuring cooked dry beans or peas.

How to limit fats and cholesterol?

Saturated and trans fats are two unhealthly fats that raise cholestrol. A heart disease can develop from a high fat diet. The dietary guidlines to achieve a moderate total fat intake is cutting back on fat. When reading a label compare different types of fats and cholesterol.

Be choosy about carbohydrates

Foods that have natural sugars are nutrient-rich fruit and milk. Foods that have added sugar are soft drink and candy. Your sugar intake should be limited because it can cause tooth decay.

Why reduce sodium and increase potassium?

Sodium benefits the body by helping control body fluids. Having an excess amount of sodium can be linked to high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. The function of potassium hels counteract the sodium's effects on blood pressure.

Avoid Alcohol.

Teens should avoid alcohol for three reasons. Reason #1. Drinking can affect or influence your judgement, that can lead to accidents and injuries. Reason #2. Increases the chance of accidents and injuries, violence, emotional problems and dependency. Reason #3. It carries no nutrients but calories.

Why is food safety an important part of the dietary guidelines.

Keeping food safe is important because it can prevent food from getting harmful bacteria and some other contiminants. Also, when food is not properly handled, stored, and prepared it causes foodborne illnesses.