Nutrition Basics

Vitamins and Minerals

Food Substitutes

Healthy Eating

Eating for Disease Management

Special Considerations

Children and Nutrition

Nutrition During Pregnancy

Nutritional Concerns for the Older Adult

The Weight Loss Links

What Diets Can I Use to Lose Weight?

Eating Disorders

Food Safety

Modern Food Trends

Nutrition Index







We are a safe place to discuss your personal health issues.


Sign up for free!



  Login:

  Password:



Sign up for free email!


Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic Foot Care


(More Video)

Online learning resources for diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and nutrition.
Diabetes 101: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugar levels, and your diet.
Diabetes 201: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugars, and your diet.
Asthma 101: Learn more about asthma and dealing with shortness of breath.
Hypertension 101: Learn more about hypertension and managing your blood pressure.
Nutrition 101: Learn more about improving your nutrition and diet

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
~Winston Churchill

Help me learn about:
Google
Web savvyhealth.com

We welcome all suggestions. Please tell us how to make savvyHEALTH even better.


Nutrition Library: Nutrition Basics

Nutrition facts and eating smart



Dietary guidelines for Americans

  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol
  • Choose a diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, and grain products
  • Use sugars only in moderation
  • Use salt and sodium only in moderation
  • If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation

Did you know?

  • Foods like bread, potatoes, or spaghetti are not fattening. It is what you add to them that make them high in calories. For example, a baked potato has a lot more calories if you add butter or margarine.
  • Plain baked potato: 100 calories
  • Baked potato with 1 tablespoon of butter : 200 calories
  • Baked potato with 2 tablespoons of butter: 300 calories
  • Eating smaller servings of food will help you lose weight
  • A small serving has fewer calories than a large serving
  • Here are some easy ways to lower the fat in your meals
  • Use less butter and margarine
  • Use skim or lowfat milk
  • Bake foods instead of frying them
  • Trim the fat off of meats before cooking
  • A product that says "cholesterol-free" can still be high in fat. Look for nutrition information on the label.
  • Here are some ways you can use fruits in your meals:
  • At breakfast use fruit in cereal, muffins, or pancakes
  • At lunch pack an apple, banana, or orange in your lunch bag
  • At dinner add crushed pineapple to coleslaw
  • For snacks spread peanut butter on apple slices
  • Dark-green vegetables like broccoli collards spinach and others have vitamins A and C, B vitamins, iron, and calcium
  • Deep-yellow vegetables like carrots, yams, and others have vitamin A
  • Starchy vegetables like potatoes, corn lima beans, and others have B vitamins and more.
  • Simple things added to vegetables can add to their flavor. Try:
  • Sprinkling ground cloves over baked sweet potatoes and acorn squash.
  • Mixing a little oregano with cooked cabbage.
  • Adding cooked chopped onion to cooked peas.
  • Cooking carrots with crushed pineapple or pineapple juice.

(Reprinted with permission from the United States Department of Agriculture)





Copyright © 2000-2022 savvyHEALTH.com. All rights reserved.





About savvyHEALTH | Privacy | Feedback | Home

http://www.savvyHEALTH.com/

All contents copyright © 1999-2022 savvyHEALTH, Inc. All rights reserved.

This internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. Please review the Terms of Use before using this site. Your use of the site indicates your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use.