Module 5 Assignment Answers

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I have an intake of milk equal to one cup and my recommendation should be equivalent to three cups. I need to drink two more cups daily. Milk is a good source of calcium, which is good for our bones. It makes our bones stronger. My intake of meat and beans is the equivalent to 3.2 ounces. The recommendation for me is five ounces which is 1.8 ounces higher than what I already consume. Meat and beans are a good source of protein. Protein also exists in poultry, fish, and nuts. Vegetable sources of protein, such as beans, nuts, and whole grains, are excellent choices, and they offer healthy fiber, vitamins and minerals. My vegetable intake is 2.1 cups and my recommended intake is the equivalent to 2.5 cups a day. The difference between the two is only .4 cups. Not too bad from what I am supposed to be taking. Vegetables have very good nutrients so when picking vegetables one should choose a variety of colors to get a variety of nutrients. Vegetables Lower blood pressure; reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and probably some cancers; lower risk of eye and digestive problems; and a mellowing effect on blood sugar that can help keep appetite in check. Last but not least is my grain intake. My grain intake is the equivalent to 5.4 ounces and my recommended amount of grain intake is 6 ounces. I need a little more grain consumption to meet my recommended amount. Eating grains as part of a healthy diet can help reduce the risk of heart…show more content…
I think keeping it as simple as possible may be the key. Keeping a variety of foods is a good idea. One should not think of a diet as work, but think of it as investment to your health. Eating foods that one likes is not always bad in a diet plan. One should still be able to consume desserts once in a while, but should not over indulge. Depriving oneself from food is not a diet and in the long run may make a person want to over

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