What should I eat? Anything I want, or food that my body needs? What you want to eat is usually unhealthy and high in trans-fats and cholesterol. What I would want would be McDonald's or Sonic or KFC, or potato chips, or cookies, but what I need to eat would be salads, home-made meals, and fruits.


How should I eat every day? And how much of that product should I eat a day?The best things to eat is to almost all the products off of the health pyramid. Some of the best stuff for you to eat is from the Bread, Rice, and Pasta group. Eat some of that with every meal that you have. It is necessary to stay healthy and fit. If you eat too much of that, though, you can get overweight. Another necessary type of food is from the vegetable group. It is good enough to just eat 3 to 5 a day; not in every meal.
The Fruit group is similar to the Vegetable group; it is good for you but you don't need it in every meal. It would be good to get about 2 to 4 servings a day. The next thing you need is the Milk group. You would probably need about 2 or 3 servings every day of it. The main sources of this group are milk, yogurt, and cheese.
The Protein group is composed of meat, poultry, fish, legumes, eggs and nuts. These foods are important sources of protein and also necessary fats. Eating fish reduces the risk of heart disease and problems conducive to heart disease. Fish is high in healthy omega-3 fats that your heart needs. Chicken and turkey are also good sources because of their low saturated fat. Eggs are high in cholesterol but have many nutritious benefits, plus they are low in cost. People with heart disease and diabetes should limit their intake of eggs, though, as the cholesterol is bad for those health problems. Egg whites are a good substitute for recipes calling for eggs, such as omelets and casserole baking.
Legumes are excellent and inexpensive sources of protein. Legumes, or dried beans as they are more commonly called, include black beans, navy beans, pinto beans, lentils, and garbanzos. These are the most common dried beans on the market.
Nuts of all kinds are very healthy, although they tend to be more expensive. There are many varities of nuts to be found on the market: almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, hazelnuts, and pistachios, just to name a few. Nuts can be very high in calories and only a handful or two should be eaten.



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