Scientists recommend eating mostly vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, healthy fats, and healthy proteins. We suggest drinking water instead of sugary beverages, and we also address common dietary concerns such as salt and sodium, vitamins, and alcohol. It’s also important to stay active and maintain a healthy weight.
- The type of carbohydrate in the diet is more important than the amount of carbohydrate in the diet, because some sources of carbohydrate—like vegetables (other than potatoes), fruits, whole grains, and beans—are healthier than others.
- Sugary beverages should be avoided, as they are a major source of calories—usually with little nutritional value.
- Healthy oils should be used. Using the best evidence-based dietary information available today, there is no set maximum percentage of calories people should get each day from healthy sources of fat.
Source of information: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/