Why should you eat California Raisins?
The average person eats far less fruit than is recommended by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. A portable, readily available fruit, such as California Raisins, is ideal to help fill this gap.
This little fruit has many benefits that help to maintain a healthy lifestyle. California Raisins are:
- all natural
- fat and cholesterol free
- naturally low in sodium
- naturally sweet – no-added sugar
- a great addition to the day’s total intake of dietary fiber and potassium
- known to contain phytonutrients that suppress the growth of oral bacteria associated with cavities and gum disease
- a source of concentrated nutrients
Curious about the research that shows why California Raisins are a Wise Choice? Click here to learn more. http://www.calraisins.org/professionals/healthy-benefits-of-raisins/nutrition-faqs/
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According to nutrition experts, eating 8 or more and as many as 13 fruits and vegetables a day can help reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes and birth defects.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued and updated every 5 years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They provide authoritative advice for Americans ages 2 and older about consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and being physically active to attain and maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of chronic disease, and promote overall health.
What is a “Healthy Diet”?
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans describe a healthy diet as one that:
• Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products;
• Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; and
• Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
The recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines and in MyPlate are for the general public over 2 years of age. MyPlate is not a therapeutic diet for any specific health condition. Individuals with a chronic health condition should consult with a health care provider to determine what dietary pattern is appropriate for them.
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MyPlate helps individuals use the Dietary Guidelines to:
• Make smart choices from every food group.
• Find balance between food and physical activity.
• Get the most nutrition out of calories.
• Stay within daily calorie needs.
What Food is in the Fruit Group? You guessed it, California Raisins!