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Lifestyle Changes Can Cut Your Risk Of Stroke

  • A variety of vegetables from all of the subgroups – dark green, red and orange, legumes (beans and peas), starches and other

  • Fruits (especially whole fruits)

  • Fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and/or fortified soy beverages

  • Grains, at least half of which are whole grains

  • A variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), nuts, seeds, and soy products

  • Oils (canola, corn, olive, peanut, safflower, soybean and sunflower)



  • Saturated fats and trans fats, added sugars, and sodium

    The following components are of specific concern with individuals needing to stay within specific calorie limits:

  • Consume less than 10 percent of calories per day from added sugars

  • Consume less than 10 percent of calories per day from saturated fats

  • Consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day of sodium

  • Consume alcohol in moderation—up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men—and only by adults of legal drinking age



A healthy diet can help you reduce the risk of chronic diseases, improve your overall health, and help you reach or maintain a healthy weight. Eating healthy includes making informed decisions about food choices and balancing your calories. The Key Recommendations from the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans include the following:

Healthy Life Weigh Program

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Healthy Life Weigh Program

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healthy life weigh program