A person’s diet is made up of all the foods they eat. A healthy diet is one that is arrived at with the
intent of improving or maintaining optimal health.
A personal diet should meet the specific needs of the individual. Thesse are determined by various
factors: age, sex,, height and current weight, current health status, and activity level.. All of these
affect what kinds and amounts of nutrients a person needs.
A particular diet may be chosen to achieve weight gain, weight loss, sports training, cardio-
vascular health, avoidance of cancers, food allergies and for other reasons. Changing a person's
dietary intake, or "going on a diet", can change the energy balance and increase or decrease the
amount of fat stored by the body. Some foods are specifically recommended, or even altered, for
conformity to the requirements of a particular diet. These diets are often recommended in
conjunction with exercise.
A healthy diet is one that improvres or maintains optimal health. This involves consuming nutrients
by eating the appropriate amounts from all of the food groups, including an adequate amount of
Human nutrition is complex. A healthy diet may vary widely, and is subject to an individual's genetic
makeup, environment, and health. For around 20% of the human population, lack of food and
malnutrition are the main impediments to healthy eating. Conversely, people in developed
countries have the opposite problem; they are more concerned about obesity.
Some general tips for healthy eating include:
Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables – fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruit. Eat dark green
vegetables, orange vegetables, and beans and peas.
Eat calcium-rich foods. These include low-fat or fat-free milk, or other dairy products, such as yogurt
and cheese, try dark green, leafy vegetables, lactose-free milk products, and calcium-fortified foods
and beverages for your calcium needs.
Make whole grain cereals a part of your diet. Eat at least 3 ounces of whole-grain cereals, breads,
crackers, rice, or pasta every day. Make sure that grains such as wheat, rice, oats, or corn are
referred to as "whole" in the list of ingredients.
Choose the right protein foods.. Choose lean meats and poultry,. fish, beans, peas, nuts, and
Limits your intake of fats, salt, and sugars. Read the Nutrition Facts label on foods. Look for foods
low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars. Saturated fats, trans
fats, and cholesterol tend to raise “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels in the blood, which in turn
increases the risk for heart disease.
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