Dietary Guidelines

What do the Dietary Guidelines do for Americans

A) Health risk is the likelihood of developing health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers.

B) Diet is an eating plan. It refers to everything you eat and drink.

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Getting enough nutrients within your calorie need

A) Age, gender, activity-level and whether you are trying to gain, maintain or lose weight are your four factors to determine calorie need.

B) Nutrient-Dense food provides high amounts of minerals and vitamins for relatively few calories.

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How a maintain a healthy weight

A) Risk factor is a condition that increases your chances of developing a problem.

B) Diabetes, some type of cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

C) Underweight person doesn't have much body fat as energy reserve, they can also suffer from health problems.

D) Physical activity and right diet (eating healthy) are good ways to loose weight.

Suggestions for being physically active every day

A) Active living controls your weight, strengthen your heart and lungs, reduce your risk for future health problems.

B) Teenagers should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity.

C) Get involved sport clubs, use stairs instead of elevator and do different outdoor things.

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Importance of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk

A) Whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk are nutrient rich and cholesterol free.

B) Protects against cancer, heart disease and other health problems.

C) Eat fruit instead sugar desserts, make whole grain products the star of your meals.

How to limit fats and cholesterol

A) Two types of unhealthy fats are saturated and trans fats.

B) Heart disease.

C) Saturated fats; less 10% of your calories, eat as few foods containing trans fats as possible, get most of your fats from fish, nuts and healthy oils.

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Be choosy about carbonhydrates

A) Fruits and milk are foods with natural sugar.

B) Candy and soft drink are foods with added sugar.

C) Because sugar has high calories but low in vitamins and minerals

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Why reduce sodium and increase potassium

A) Sodium helps control the body fluids.

B) High blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.

C) Potassium helps contract sodium's effects on blood pressure.

Avoid alcohol

A) Alcohol affects judgement, injuries and violence.
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Why is food safety an important part of the Dietary Guideline

It's free from harmful bacteria and other contaminants and when it's not properly handled, prepared and stored it may cause food borne illness.

Dietary Guidelines By Laura Gronholm