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- Choose an overall balanced diet with foods from all major food groups, emphasizing fruits, vegetables, and grains.
- Consume a variety of fruits and vegetables. Choose 5 or more servings per day.
- Consume a variety of grain products, including whole grains. Choose 6 or more servings per day.
- Include fat-free and low-fat dairy products, fish, legumes, skinless poultry, and lean meats.
- Eat at least 2 servings of fish per week.
- Avoid excess intake of calories.
- Maintain a level of physical activity that achieves fitness and balances energy expenditure with calorie intake. For weight reduction, calories burned should exceed calories consumed.
- Limit foods that are high in calories or low in nutritional quality, including those with a high amount of added sugar.
- Limit foods with a high content of
saturated fatand cholesterol. Substitute grains and unsaturated fat from vegetables, fish, legumes, and nuts.
cholesterolto 300 milligrams (mg) a day.
- Limit or eliminate
trans fatty acids. Trans fatty acids are found in foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. These include packaged cookies, crackers, and other baked goods. Commercially prepared fried foods and some margarines are also high in trans fats.
- Limit salt intake to less than 6 grams or 2,400 mg of
- Maintain a healthy weight and emphasize vegetables, fruits, and dairy products low in fat when planning meals.
- If you drink, limit
alcoholconsumption to no more than 1 drink per day for women and 2 drinks per day for men.