Your body needs the right vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to stay healthy. A healthy diet means that you are eating:
- Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat milk products
- Fish, poultry, lean meats, eggs, beans, and nuts
Stay away from:
- Cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars
- Trans fats – Trans fats may be in foods like cakes, cookies, stick margarines, and other fried foods.
- Saturated fats – These fats come from animal products like cheese, fatty meats, whole milk, and butter.
A healthy diet can keep your body strong and active.
By making smart food choices, you can protect yourself from:
- Heart disease
- Bone loss
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Some cancers, such as colorectal cancer