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Lets tell you a little about Balanced Diet

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A balanced diet is an excellent way to save money, stay healthy and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes
It also can help you live longer. A balanced diet is composed of vegetables, fruits, grains, protein and dairy foods.

The American Heart Association recommends eating five to six servings of vegetables a day to maintain good health.

Fruits should make up 10 percent of your daily total calories; one serving is 4 ounces (½ cup).

Grains should account for 15 percent or more of your daily food intake; one serving is ½ cup cooked cereal or oatmeal with skim or 1% milk or water.

Protein sources include fish, poultry and meat; four ounces (1/2 cup) provides about 14 grams of protein in an equivalent amount of calories.

Dairy products include whole milk yogurt, low-fat cheese and other calcium-rich foods.

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