When choosing dairy goods, consumers should switch to fat-free or _________ choices.
Low - fat
Name two things that count as one serving of dairy.
1 cup milk 1 cup yogurt 1 1/2 ounce of hard cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, Parmesan) 1/2 cup shredded cheese 2 ounces of processed cheese (American) 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 2 cups cottage cheese 1 cup frozen yogurt 1 cup soy milk
The intake of dairy products is linked to improved bone health, and may reduce the risk of what illness.
Why is the intake of dairy products is especially important to bone health during childhood and adolescence?
The bone mass is being built
What are dairy products the primary source of in American diets?
What are two tips for making wise choices in the dairy group?
Include milk or calcium-fortified soymilk (soy beverage) as a beverage at meals. Choose fat-free or low-fat milk. If you usually drink whole milk, switch gradually to fat-free milk, to lower saturated fat and calories. Add fat-free or low fat milk instead of water to oatmeal and hot cereals. Have fat-free or low fat yogurt as a snack. Make a dip for fruits or vegetables from yogurt. Make fruit-yogurt smoothies in the blender. Top cut-up fruit with flavored yogurt for a quick dessert. Top a baked potato with fat- free or low fat yogurt.
What are “oils”?
Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperature, like vegetable oils used in cooking.
Oils are NOT a food group, but what do they provide to the diet?
They provide essential nutrients
What are some foods naturally high in oils?
Nuts, olives, some fish, avocados
What are some plant oils high in saturated fats?
Coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil
What are solid fats?
Solid fats are fats that are solid at room temperature, like butter and shortening
What is a function of calcium in the body?
Needed to build bones and teeth; Helps cot blood Helps muscles contact and relax normally Delays fatigue