In This Chapter
Getting familiar with nutritional guidelines
Discovering the variety of existing guidelines
Assessing your level of healthiness
Understanding how what you eat influences your health and wellness
As you begin to understand the influence of nutrition in health outcomes (either good or bad), you also begin to understand that knowing what foods are healthy for you can be confusing. Further, determining how much of any particular food to eat on a given day to ensure proper nutrition can be even more daunting. Although these tasks are difficult, they're not impossible.
As I explain in Chapter 2, the ABCMVs of nutrition can help you understand how you should be eating. However, the question of what you should be eating and how much is a bit more specific. Quite a bit of research has been done — and continues to be done — in this area to help people make the best dietary decisions for the best health outcomes. In addition, nutrition research organizations and governments around the world have published guidelines to help ...