Merita Bread, Butter
To Begin Building a Healthy Diet - The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides this advice for those two years of age or older: 1. Eat a variety of foods to get the energy, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber you need for good health. 2. Maintain healthy weight to reduce your chances of having high blood pressure, heart disease, a stroke, certain cancers, and the most common kind of diabetes. 3. Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. Because fat contains over twice the calories of an equal amount of carbohydrates or protein, a diet low in fat can help you maintain a healthy weight. 4. Choose a diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits and grain products which provide needed vitamins, minerals, fiber and complex carbohydrates, and can help you lower your intake of fat. 5. Use sugars only in moderation. A diet with lots of sugars has too many calories and too few nutrients for most people. 6. Use salt and sodium only in moderation. 7. If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation. Alcoholic beverages supply calories, but little or no nutrients. Drinking alcohol is also the cause of many health problems and accidents. Try 3 Slices a Day of Merita Bread - The base of the Food Guide Pyramid shows that you should eat 6-11 servings of grain based foods like bread each day. (A slice of bread generally equals 1 serving.) These foods provide carbohydrates (starches), which are an important source of energy, especially in lowfat diets. Try 3 slices a day of Merita bread with your breakfast, lunch or dinner to begin building a healthy body.