A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let’s begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is.
Woman eating fruitAccording to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, a healthy eating plan:
-Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
-Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
-Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars
-Stays within your daily calorie needs.