You think you know what will make you healthier, but are you sure? provides credible, accurate information to help you choose to live a healthier life.
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Every day you hear nutrition messages from the media and sort through information from advertisers who want you to buy their products. Some products are healthy, but others may be lacking in nutrients. Sometimes it's hard to sort it all out. What's important is to follow the basics: eat a healthy diet by choosing a variety of fruits and vegetables. Avoid fats, added sugars, and salt. Eat in moderation.

Eating right makes you feel good, and it's important for reducing your risk for diseases like heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke, and osteoporosis. In fact, healthier eating could reduce cancer deaths in the United States by as much as 35 percent.

On the Web sites below, you will find the information you need to eat healthier.

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Food To Eat
Key Recommendations for the General Population
(from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005)
Five a Day: Eat a Colorful Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Every Day
Food Groups to Encourage
(from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005)
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Food To Limit
Cut Down on Salt and Sodium
Fats, Added Sugars, and Salt
(from A Healthier You, based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005)
Questions and Answers about Trans Fat Nutrition Labeling
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Eating Healthier
A Healthy Diet
BMI—Body Mass Index: About BMI for Children and Teens: Tips to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Eating Well As We Age
Just Enough for You: About Food Portions
Milk Matters
Nutrition for Everyone
We Can! Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition
Your Guide To Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH
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Keep Track of the Food You Eat
MyPyramid Tracker
How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label
Interactive Menu Planner
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The Deal with Food Labels
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Healthy Recipes
Recipes from A Healthier You
(based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005)
5 a Day Recipes
Stay Young at Heart: Cooking the Heart-Healthy Way
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