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Chapter 8. Nutrition > The Seven Steps to Good Nutrition

The Seven Steps to Good Nutrition

1. Eat a Variety of Foods

The forty to sixty nutrients necessary for maintaining good physical and emotional health include vitamins; minerals; amino acids from proteins; essential fatty acids from vegetable oils and animal fats; and sources of energy from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Most foods contain multiple nutrients; however, no one food supplies all the essential nutrients in the needed amounts. Thus, the greater the variety in your diet, the less likely you are to develop either a deficiency or an excess of any single nutrient. It is recommended that you select your daily foods from each of the major food groups listed here to ensure that you are getting all the necessary vitamins and nutrients.

Vegetables 3–5 servings
Fruits 2–4 servings
Breads, grains, and cereals 6–11 servings
Dairy products 2–3 servings
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, peas 2–3 servings
Fats, oils, and sweets Use sparingly



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