Consuming and burning energy for a healthy life
Consuming the energy that your body needs.
Your body needs some foods to stay strong and healthy. Other foods, if eaten too often, contribute
to many illnesses. Here are some guidelines:
- Eat 6-11 servings a day of breads or grains, like rice, pasta, tortillas, or cereal.
- Eat 3-5 servings a day of vegetables, like carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, broccoli, or peas.
- Eat 2-4 servings a day of fruits, like apples, peaches, mangos, bananas, or fruit juice.
- Eat 2-3 servings a day of meat, fish, beans, eggs or nuts, for protein
- Eat 2-3 servings a day of dairy products like yogurt, cheese, or milk.
- Cut down on alcohol, fatty foods such as butter, grease, or oil, and “junk food” like chips or
- Live longer and feel better throughout their lives
- Be stronger and more flexible
- Build strong bones and fight osteoporosis
- Prevent depression
- Strengthens your ability to fight off illness
- Maintain a healthy body weight
It is best to get at least one half hour of exercise three times a week, but any amount of exercise is better than none at
all! If you do not want to go jogging or swimming, try going for a brisk walk with a friend,
working vigorously in the yard, or riding your bike to work.