What is a healthy diet? Recommended Serving Infographic – foodhealthy.live

What is a healthy diet? Recommended Serving Infographic

The Easy Way to Eat Healthy
A healthy eating pattern is about smart choices. The American Heart Association suggests these daily amounts.*

Vegetables – canned, dried, fresh & frozen; 5 servings
Fruits – canned, dried, fresh & frozen; 4 servings
Whole grains – barley, brown rice, millet, oatmeal, popcorn and whole wheat bread, crackers & pasta; 3-6 servings
Dairy – low fat (1%) and fat-free;

3 servings
Proteins – eggs, fish, lean meat, legumes, nuts, poultry & seeds; 1-2 servings
Oils – polyunsaturated and monounsaturated canola, olive, peanut, safflower & sesame oil; 3 Tbsp
Food should give you energy– not weigh you down!

With a few simple changes, you can make eating healthy your easiest habit.

Limit – sugary drinks, sweets, fatty meats, and salty or highly processed foods
Avoid – partially hydrogenated oils, tropical oils, and excessive calories

Replace – highly processed foods with homemade or less-processed options
Enjoy – a variety of nutritious foods from all the food groups, especially fruits & veggies

Keep – healthy habits even when you eat from home
*Servings are based on AHA’s Healthy US-Style Eating Pattern for 2,000 calories/day.

Your calories needs may be different. Servings equivalent may depend on form of food. More info on serving sizes is at heart.org/servings.

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