How to follow a healthful diet
posted by Research Admin 1 on 29 April 2020
Medical News Today, 27 April, 2020
A healthful diet means eating nutrient dense foods, in the right quantities, from all the major food groups.
People often think of “a diet” as a specific weight loss plan, but diet simply refers to the types and amounts of food a person eats.
A healthful diet must include a balance of several food groups, as no single group can provide everything the body needs for good health.
Making healthful food choices reduces a person’s risk of many chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
There is a wealth of information available, so designing a suitable, healthful diet can feel overwhelming. That said, a few simple changes can make a diet more nutritious and reduce the risk of many medical problems.
What is healthful eating?
Having a balanced diet means eating foods from all main food groups in the right quantities. These food groups are:
- whole grains
The following sections discuss healthful choices from these food groups.