Nutrition Fact Sheet

Nutrition and food make the news everyday! Many reports offer information and advice to help you make smart food choices. Just what should you eat for good health? There’s plenty of good news about eating… information that’s easy to follow, too!

A healthful diet has three common-sense qualities: variety, moderation, and balance.

No matter what headlines make the news, nutrition advice remains the same for healthy people. Eat a wide variety of foods and try to follow the portion plate. For balance, choose enough daily servings from each food group. Choose more whole grains and less refined grains. Eat fat with each meal preferably in the form of olive oil, avocado, nuts, and seeds while reducing animal fats. And, of course, eat sugar in moderation — sugar can feed unhealthy gut bacteria which can then negatively affect your health and mood.

You can eat what you like

In moderation, any food can fit into an eating pattern that promotes good health. There are no “good” or “bad” foods and no “good” or “bad” meals or snacks, just high nutrient dense foods and low nutrient dense processed foods.

You can make healthful food choices anytime, anywhere

Supermarkets, restaurants, delis, home… almost everywhere; you have plenty of food choices these days. Just follow the portion plate and eat whole foods as much as possible.

Healthful foods can taste good.

How can you ensure the great taste of meals and snacks?

  • Retain the quality and flavor of foods with proper food storage, careful handling, and good food preparation techniques.
  • Enhance the natural flavors of foods with a variety of fresh herbs, spices, lemon or lime, or vinegar

To talk more about your personal nutrition contact Maria Cruz, [email protected]