Food for Life

New food guidelines emphasize that we should eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM April 12, 2005

A hamburger or a salad? A baked potato or French fries? A milkshake or orange juice? A candy bar or an apple? We have to make choices about what we eat every day.

New food guidelines and the food pyramid that goes with them emphasize that we should eat more fruits, more vegetables, and more whole grains than we typically do now. We should also avoid lots of sugar, salt, and certain types of fats. And we should get plenty of exercise.

The best way to stay healthy is to eat foods packed with nutrients.

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