Sometimes, when it comes to your diet, it’s hard to know where to start to make improvements and eat healthier each day. Every body is different and requires different sources of energy. Where do you begin? A great starting out point is to refer back to the basics. The Food Pyramid. Here’s a solid breakdown of the Food Pyramid, brought to you by the USDA.

“The Pyramid is based on the USDA’s research on what Americans eat, what nutrients are in these foods, and how to make the best food choices for you.”

From their article, there are a few key dietary guidelines that they recommend for Americans. They are as follows: 1- Eat a variety of foods. 2- Balance the food you eat with physical activity- maintain or improve your weight. 3- Choose a diet with plenty of grain products, vegetables, and fruits. 4- Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. 5- Choose a diet moderate in sugars. 6- Choose a diet moderate in salt and sodium. 7- If you drink alcohol beverages, do so in moderation.

These are all great first steps you can take to help improve your diet. Modification in the little areas of your diet will make a world of difference.

To reference the full article, which is full of great information and great tips, click HERE.