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12 tips to healthy eating

 

Manteca, California — Every 5 years, the government updates Dietary Guidelines. Uncle Sam has just updated the guidelines again, based on all the latest in nutrition research.

Here are 12 gems, made simple by your friends at Su Salud/Your Health :

1. Eat less. Especially if you’re overweight.

2. Get active. Reduce time spent on the couch, in front of a screen, or at a desk.

3. Eat less salt.

4. Eat less fatty acids, trans fatty acids, dietary cholesterol, solid fats, and added sugars.

5. Limit or eliminate alcohol.

6. Eat lots of fruits & veggies.

7. Eat a variety of vegetables. Darkgreen, red, and orange veggies are great. Beans and peas are also good.

8. Eat more whole grains.

9. Drink or eat more fat-free or low-fat milk products, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese.

10. Eat a variety of protein foods. Examples: seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds.

11. Eat more seafood. Eat less chicken and beef.

12. Eat more foods with potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium. Examples: veggies, fruits, whole grains, and dairy products.

This was just a brief overview of the latest guidelines. The full dietary guidelines can be accessed at http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/. Bon apetit!

Masood Cajee is a dentist in Manteca. His website is www.smilesahead.us.

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