Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005

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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 Key Recommendations for the General Population ADEQUATE NUTRIENTS WITHIN CALORIE NEEDS Consume a variety of nutrient-dense foods and beverages within and among the basic food groups while choosing foods that limit the intake of saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, salt, and alcohol. Meet recommended intakes within energy needs by adopting a balanced eating pattern, such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Guide or the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Eating Plan. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT To maintain body weight in a healthy range, balance calories from foods and beverages with calories expended. To prevent gradual weight gain over time, make small decreases in food and beverage calories and increase physical activity. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Engage in regular physical activity and reduce sedentary activities to promote health, psychological well-being, and a healthy body weight. o To reduce the risk of chronic disease in adulthood: Engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate- intensity physical activity, above usual activity, at work or home on most days of the week. o For most people, greater health benefits can be obtained by engaging in physical activity of more vigorous intensity or longer duration. o
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