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Nutrition

If we get too much food, or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for the development of diseases and conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. In short, what we eat is central to our health.

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration you should:

Focus on consuming nutrient-dense foods and beverages. Americans currently consume too much sodium and too many calories from solid fats, added sugars, and refined grains. These replace nutrient-dense foods and beverages, or foods that have a lot of nutrients but relatively few calories, and make it difficult for people to achieve recommended nutrient intake while controlling calorie and sodium intake. A healthy eating pattern limits intake of sodium, solid fats, added sugars, and refined grains and emphasizes nutrient-dense foods and beverages which include—vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, beans and peas, and nuts and seeds.