A key to good health is a well-balanced diet. The foods you eat and the amount largely depend on your age, gender, physical activity and daily required calories. Consult a physician or nutritionist to learn to eat healthy or refer to educational resources, such as www.choosemyplate.gov to help plan a program that is right for you.
- Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole
grains and fat-free or low-fat milk products.
- Include lean meats, such as beef sirloin, or
choose fish, poultry and legumes as a
substitute for fatty meat.
- Choose foods that are low in trans and
saturated fats, cholesterol, salt and added sugars.
- Drink water instead of fruit drinks and regular soda.
- Choose liquid oils for cooking instead of solid fats.
- Watch portion sizes. Eating too much of even healthy foods can lead to weight gain.
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