Dietary Guidlines

Zaire Williams

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The dietary guidelines for Americans provide advice to help people live longer,healthier lives. A health risk is the likelihood of developing health problems. A diet is an eating plan.

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Theses foods are nutrient rich, cholesterol free, and naturally low in fats and calories.

Also, they protect against heart disease and cancer. Eat fruit instead of desserts, make whole-grain products the star of your meals, and drink yogurt smoothies for snacks.

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Fats that raises cholesterol are saturated and trans fat. You can develop heart disease from a high fat-diet. Keep saturated fats less than 10 percent in your calories.

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Fruit and milk have natural sugar. Candy and soft drinks have added sugars. You can get tooth decay.

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Sodium helps body fluids. High blood pressure, heart attack and strokes are linked to too much sodium. Potassium helps counteracts sodium's effects on high blood pressure.

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Drinking can affect your judgement, increases the chances of accidents, and it does not have nutrients.

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If the food is not handled with safety it can cause food-born illnesses