A good diet is low in fat, cholesterol, sodium and sugars; and high in vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts and whole grains. Eating well can make a real difference in your health and longevity.
An ideal diet
Daily, drink 64 to 80 ounces of water/water-based beverages, i.e. 8 glasses of water
Include 2 to 4 servings of fruits each day.
Include 3 to 5 servings of vegetables each day.
Include 2 to 3 servings per day of calcium rich dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese group.
Include 2 to 3 servings per day of high-protein foods like fish, poultry, meat, dry beans, eggs and nut groups.
Include 3-6 servings per day of Whole grain foods like rice, bread, cereal etc
Include 20 to 30 grams of fiber like oats, wheat bran, raisins, vegetables, grains etc. each day
Use fats, oils and sweets sparingly for energy.
Limit salt and alcohol consumption.