Eating healthy means getting enough vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients – and limiting unhealthy foods and drinks. Eating healthy also means getting the number of calories that's right for you (not eating too much or too little). To eat healthy, be sure to get plenty of: Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products. Seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, beans, peas, seeds, and nuts
It's also important to limit:
Sodium (salt) , Added sugars – like refined (regular) sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, and honey , Saturated fats, which come from animal products like cheese, fatty meats, whole milk, and butter, and plant products like palm and coconut oils.Trans fats, which may be in foods like stick margarines, coffee creamers, and some desserts. Refined grains which are in foods like cookies, white bread, and some snack foods
A healthy diet can help keep you healthy.
Eating healthy is good for your overall health. Making smart food choices can also help you manage your weight and lower your risk for certain chronic (long-term) diseases. When you eat healthy foods – and limit unhealthy foods – you can reduce your risk for:
Revised 10 2018