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Healthy Eating Plan
Rose Lawson
Axia College
October 3, 2010

The Pyramid Guide is a simple, trustworthy guide to choosing a healthy diet. Its foundation is daily exercise and weight control, since these two related elements strongly influence your chances of staying healthy. The Healthy Eating Pyramid builds from there, showing that you should eat more foods from the bottom part of the pyramid vegetables, whole grains and less from the top red meat, refined grains, sugary drinks, and salt. The food diary provide me with the necessary nutrition data based upon my age, gender, weight and height in terms of developing a health eating plan in the near future. The most practical solution is to create a healthy eating plan and stick to it. A healthy eating plan consists of the amount of nutrients that I should intake on a daily basis. The nutrient in which I should consume is based on a specific calorie intake that is according to a person’s health profile.
There are five food groups that one must take into consideration prior to creating a healthy eating plan. The five food groups consist of grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, and meat and beans. The meat and beans group fall under one category of the food group. Grains consist of brown rice, cereal, bread, and oatmeal. Grains are high in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, iron, and complex carbohydrates. Vegetables consist of foods such as corn, green beans, potatoes, greens, and cabbage, etc. The nutrients in which vegetables provide include iron, fiber, magnesium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. The next food group on the pyramid is the “fruit group”, which consists of apples, oranges, strawberries, peaches, pears, and other delicious varieties of fruit. Potassium, fiber, and vitamin’s A and C are nutrients in which are provided by fruit. Milk is the food group that consists of milk, cheese, ice cream, and yogurt. Some…...

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