Eat a variety of food - Eating a variety of food will help you to get the energy, protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber you need for good health.
Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol - Diets that are low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol may reduce your risk of heart attack and certain types of cancer. Fat contains more than twice the calories of an equal amount of carbohydrates or protein, so a diet low in fat can help you maintain a healthy weight.
Choose a diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, and grains - These foods provide the essential vitamins, minerals, fibe and complex carbohydrates. Since these are naturally low in fat, they can help lower your intake of fat.
Use sugars only in moderation - A diet that is low in sodium can help reduce your risk of high blood pressure.
If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation - Alcoholic beverages add calories, but provide little nutrition.