Thursday, September 25, 2008

Healthy eating

Healthy eating

Most health experts recommend eating a balanced, healthy diet to maintain or to lose weight. But exactly what is a healthy diet?

The basic components of a healthy diet include the right amount of:

  • smileProtein (found in fish, meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs, nuts, and beans)
  • smileFat (found in animal and dairy products, nuts, and oils)
  • smileCarbohydrates (found in fruits, vegetables, pasta, rice, grains, beans and other legumes, and sweets)
  • smileVitamins (such as vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K)
  • smileMinerals (such as calcium, potassium, and iron)
  • smileWater

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