Get your plate in shape! Make one half of your plate fruits and vegetables. Make the other half protein foods (like lean meat, chicken, or fish) and grains. Round out your meal with a small amount of calcium-rich, dairy-based foods.
Why is it important to eat a health diet?
Your body needs a balanced supply of nutrients to grow, replace worn-out tissue, and provide energy. Not getting enough of these important nutrients can affect your health. However, eating too much food and excess calories can lead to health problems.
How can obesity be harmful to my body?
Obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer including breast cancer, colon cancer and cancer of the uterus. Obesity is also associated with infertility.
How can I find a health way to eat?
The US Department of Agriculture’s we site “MyPlate” offers a free diet-tracking program called “Super Tracker” that takes into account your age, height, weight, and physical activity and gives the amount of food you should have each day from each of the following five food groups.
4. Protein Foods
5. Dairy Foods
What is a balanced diet?
A balanced diet should include a combination of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.