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What does a healthy diet include?

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Most health experts recommend that you eat a balanced, healthy diet to maintain or to lose weight. But what's a healthy diet?

It should include:

  • Protein (found in fish, meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs, nuts, and beans)
  • Fat (found in animal and dairy products, nuts, and oils)
  • Carbohydrates (found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans and other legumes)
  • Vitamins (such as vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K)
  • Minerals (such as calcium, potassium, and iron)
  • Water (both in what you drink, and what's naturally in foods)

From: Healthy Eating for Weight Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Protein and the Athlete -- How Much Do You Need?"

CDC: "Protein," "Saturated Fat."

FDA: “Questions and Answers Regarding Trans Fat."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Protein and the Athlete -- How Much Do You Need?"

CDC: "Protein," "Saturated Fat."

FDA: “Questions and Answers Regarding Trans Fat."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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