The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans reflect up-to-date scientific knowledge and advice for choosing a nutritious diet, maintaining a healthy weight, getting enough physical activity, and keeping food safe to avoid food borne illness. By following the guidelines, you may reduce risk factors that lead to many chronic diseases.
Developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Dietary Guidelines present recommendations for all healthy Americans ages two and over.
Updated every five years, these 2010 Dietary Guidelines offer the most current, science-based advice, reflecting what we know now. Nutrition is, after all, a dynamic science: we're always learning more.
To improve one's nutrient profile, the Dietary guidelines advise:
- Balance calories with physical activity to manage weight.
- Consume more of certain foods and nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood.
- Consume fewer foods with sodium (salt), saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and refined grains.
Why variety? Different food groups-and the nutrients and other substances their food provide-help keep you healthy in different ways. No one nutrient, food, or food group has all you need, and none works alone.
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. One of the objectives is to support the ChooseMyPlate Food Guidance System.
When using the ChooseMyPlate Plan, one size doesn't fit all. The ChooseMyPlate plan located at choosemyplate.gov offers you a personal eating plan with the foods and amounts that are right for you. ChooseMyPlate Plan allows you learn about the amounts of each food group you need daily based on your age, sex, weight, height, and physical activity.
It's common knowledge: many Americans fall short on their nutrition report card! The problem is we all lead busy lives. Between jobs, kids, and all the stresses of life, we simply don't make the time to eat as healthily as we know we should.
That's why food supplements have experienced such incredible demand. A whole food supplement is a product in which only the healthiest of foods are compressed and then encapsulated.
If you truly do want the health benefits of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains then you should look into whole food supplements.
The U.S. government has spent billions trying to find a cure for heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.
Disease is easier to PREVENT than it is to cure.
Eat 7-13 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
Almost no one does.
Whole FOOD SUPPLEMENTS help fill the nutritional gaps.
Much more than dietary guidelines discussed back at the Home Page
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