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Nutrition Information
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Nutrition Information

According to US Dietary Guidelines (2005), Americans not only eat too much, they also fail to meet recommended intakes for a number of nutrients. So if you want to maintain a healthy weight and avoid vitamin and mineral deficiency, choose meals and snacks that are high in nutrients but low to moderate in energy content.

Based on our current eating habits, our daily diet is typically insufficient in a range of micronutrients including: calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, and vitamins A (as carotenoids), C, and E. As far as children’s dietary habits go, typically they don’t eat enough calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, and vitamin E. At the same time, we eat consume too many calories and too much saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and salt.

The Dietary Guidelines give the following recommendations to maintain a healthy nutritional intake.

1. Consume a variety of nutrient-dense foods and beverages within and among the basic food groups while choosing foods that limit the intake of saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, salt, and alcohol.

2. Follow a balanced eating pattern, such as the USDA Food Guide or the DASH Eating Plan.

3. Alternatively, follow a nutritionist-designed diet plan.

4. Otherwise check out the Food Guide Pyramid. This is an outline of what to eat each day, and it calls for a variety of food and nutrients. Fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are associated with good health.

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Guide to Healthy dieting.

Diets For Special Conditions
Diet Plans for health complaints.

Diets For Womens Health
Diet plans for female health problems.

Food Digestion Guide
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Guide To Calories In Food
Advice about calorie content of food, calorie intake and calorie needs.

Cholesterol Lowering Diet
Diet plan to reduce raised serum cholesterol.

Low GI Diet
Diet plan based on Glycemic Index, with low GI foods.

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Reviews Of Diets And Weight Loss Programs
Review of popular diet plans.

Obesity Diet Guide
Diet plan to reduce body mass index.

Guide To Obesity
Advice for mild, severe, morbid and super obese. Plus abdominal obesity help.

Cholesterol Diet Guide
Advice about high cholesterol levels and daily diet.

Diabetic Diet Guide
Dietary and nutritional information for diabetes patients.

Diet Plan For Men
Weight loss diet advice for male dieters.

Diet Foods
Guide to lower calorie healthy food.

Diet And Health Guide
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Guide To Diet And Protein
Advice about healthy proteins.

Dietary Fat Guide
Advice about healthy fats.

Carbs And Diet Information
Advice about carbohydrates in daily diet.

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