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Learn the basics of healthy eating and getting enough vitamins and minerals in your diet.

Healthy Eating

People who buy organic are seeking assurance that food production is gentle to the earth, and/or they're looking for safer, purer, more natural foods.

Remember, all fats are loaded with calories, so use them sparingly.

The USDA has simplified nutrition guidelines with its "MyPlate" campaign. MyPlate replaces the older Food Pyramid that many adults grew up with.

Get Your Vitamins

Despite the ability to get vitamin D from food and the sun, an estimated 40%-75% of people are deficient.

Along with weight-bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D go together for good bone density -- and good health in general.

Get all the information you need here.

When it comes to vitamins and minerals, you're probably looking for the bottom line: how much do you need? Here's a chart to help you out.

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