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1. 2 Eating Healthy
Healthy Diet Guidelines Diet guidelines help people make healthy food choices for their age. The guidelines picture tries to remind people that they need to eat more of some food groups than others. While oils are important for the body, they are not included in the picture because they are not recognized as a food group by themselves.
Choose a whole grain product when possible. Good choices include bread, pasta, and rice. Vegetables should be varied to make sure the body obtains different nutrients. Good choices include broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes, and corn. Fruits should also be varied. Fresh, frozen, or canned fruits can be good choices especially if 100% natural juice. The diary group includes milk products that contain a significant amount of calcium. Soy products are also good sources of this mineral. Good choices for this group include low-fat, lean meats. Peas and beans belong to both the vegetable group and the protein group. Fish, eggs, nuts and seeds are also good sources of protein.
Limiting sugars and fats Some foods have a great deal of sugar and/or fat but not many nutrients. Dietary needs vary from person to person. v Children who are growing need more calories than less active people. v Even active people can vary in their individual nutrient needs.