What you eat affects your health
(HealthDayNews) -- It's no secret that healthy eating is important, especially as you age.
Food can play a role in cardiovascular disease, some cancers, adult-onset diabetes, osteoporosis and how well you recover from a major injury.
The American College of Gastroenterology offers these nutrition tips:
- Your daily fat intake should amount to 30 percent or less of the total number of calories you consume.
- Your saturated fat intake should account for 10 percent of your calorie consumption.
- Limit your salt and alcohol intake.
- Avoid high-fat foods, such as whole milk, ice cream, cheese, and butter, commercially baked cookies and crackers, hot dogs, ham, and cold cuts, oils, gravies, and salad dressings.