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What is a healthy diet and how much should you eat? A healthy eating pattern is about smart choices. The American Heart Association suggests these daily amounts.*

The Easy Way to Eat Healthy

A healthy eating pattern is about smart choices.  The American Heart Association suggests these daily amounts.*

  • Vegetables – canned, dried, fresh & frozen; 5 servings
  • Fruits – canned, dried, fresh & frozen; 4 servings
  • Whole grains – barley, brown rice, millet, oatmeal, popcorn and whole wheat bread, crackers & pasta; 3-6 servings
  • Dairy – low fat (1%) and fat-free; 3 servings
  • Proteins  – eggs, fish, lean meat, legumes, nuts, poultry & seeds; 1-2 servings
  • Oils – polyunsaturated and monounsaturated canola, olive, peanut, safflower & sesame oil; 3 Tbsp

Food should give you energy – not weigh you down!

With a few simple changes, you can make eating healthy your easiest habit.

  • Limit – sugary drinks, sweets, fatty meats, and salty or highly processed foods
  • Avoid – partially hydrogenated oils, tropical oils, and excessive calories
  • Replace – highly processed foods with homemade or less-processed options
  • Enjoy – a variety of nutritious foods from all the food groups, especially fruits & veggies
  • Keep – healthy habits even when you eat from home


*Servings are based on AHA’s Healthy US-Style Eating Pattern for 2,000 calories/day.  Your calories needs may be different.  Servings equivalent may depend on form of food.  More info on serving sizes is at heart.org/servings.


Article Credit: Copyright © 2017 American Heart Association, Healthy For GoodTM, heart.org/healthyforgood

Date: June 26, 2017