|It's following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These
are seven guidelines for a healthful diet - advice for healthy
Americans 2 years of age or more. by following the Dietary
Guidelines, you can enjoy better health
|and reduce your chances of getting certain diseases. These
Guidelines, developed jointly by USDA and HHS, are the best,
most up-to-date advice from nutrition scientists and are the
basis of Federal nutrition policy.
|Eat a variety of foods to
get the energy, protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber you
need for good health.
Balance the food you eat with physical
activity - maintain or improve your weight to
reduce you chances of having high blood pressure, heart disease,
a stroke, certain cancers, and the most common kind of diabetes.
Choose a diet with plenty of grain products,
vegetables, and fruits which provide needed vitamins,
minerals, fiber, and complex carbohydrates, and can help you lower
your intake of fat.
Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat,
and cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart attack
and certain types of cancer and to help you maintain a healthy
|Choose a diet moderate
in sugars. A diet with lots of sugars has too
many calories and too few nutrients for most people and
can contribute to tooth decay.
Choose a diet moderate in salt and sodium to
help reduce your risk of high blood pressure.
If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so
in moderation. Alcoholic beverages supply calories,
but little or no nutrients. drinking alcohol is also the cause
of many health problems and accidents and can lead to addiction.