You keep up with the latest findings and make smarter food choices, but are they as healthy as you think? Here are some helpful tips for making healthier food choices.
Why is healthy eating important?
When combined with exercise, a healthy diet can help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol level, and improve the way your body functions on a daily basis.
People of diferent ages and activity levels have different calorie needs. How much you eat of a certain type of food, such as fruits and vegetables, should depend on your individual calorie needs. For example, a person who needs 1,000 calories per day will have food serving requirements that are different from somone who needs 1,600 calories per day. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s websiteChooseMyPlate.gov offers good information about nutrition for children and adults.