Do you want to feel better today and stay healthy for tomorrow? You can by eating well and enjoying an active life. The food choices you make every day affect how you feel and the physical activity impacts your health for the future.
Dietary guidelines encourage us to make smart food choices from all food groups, not just a select few. By finding a balance between food consumption and physical activity, you get the most nutrition out of the calories you consume.
The new "My Pyramid" guidelines recommend that we eat at least two cups of fruit and two and a half cups of vegetables a day. They also advise three cups of low fat milk, yogurt or cheese daily. The guidelines also tell us to focus on the selection of whole grains and lean proteins.
Be sure to eat more dark green vegetables like broccoli, greens and spinach, as well as orange vegetables such as carrots, pumpkin and sweet potatoes.