Eating helps Prolong your Life



Eat for life? Eat to improve your chances long and healthy life?

Yes, you can.

At a time when we seem to be overwhelmed by conflicting diet and health messages, the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the USA have some good news: by making the right food choices, you may reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and cancer.

These diseases take the lives of more Americans than all other illnesses and causes of death combined. Each day, about three out of every four deaths in the United States will occur as a result of cardiovascular disease or heart disease (like heart attacks and strokes) and cancer. This need not be.

Although no diet can ensure you won’t get a heart attack, stroke or cancer, what you eat can affect your health. This has been shown by research of the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (two of this country’s National Institutes of Health), along with the research of other scientists.

How does a person eat for life? It’s easier and more enjoyable than you might think. The practical ideas in this booklet show you how to make healthful, tasty, and appetizing food choices at home and when you’re eating out. They are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and

Human Services.

The 7 basic guidelines are:

  1. Eat a variety of foods.
  2. Maintain desirable weight.
  3. Avoid too much fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.
  4. Eat foods with adequate starch and fibre.
  5. Avoid too much sugar.
  6. Avoid too much sodium.
  7. If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.


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