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Nutritional Guidance for
Military & First-Responders
By Wesley Sykes, Managing Editor
I
..n addition to exercise, proper nutrition plays
..a major role in maintaining total fitness. Good
dietary habits greatly enhance your ability to
perform at your maximum potential. Eating
a variety of foods and maintaining adequate
energy balance are basic guidelines for a
healthy diet.
Below is a sample nutritional guide for
military soldiers and first responders based on
information provided by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture and ChooseMyPlate.gov.
WHAT TO EAT
* 55-65% from Carbohydrates to keep muscles
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fueled and promote brain stimulation "
- Eat whole grain and whole wheat bread
(1st ingredient needs to be " whole grain
flour " or " whole wheat flour " ), whole grain
cereals, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta,
fruits vegetables, beans and legumes, lowfat
dairy products.
* 20-30% from Fat to absorb vitamins and
cushion organs, tissues, and joints
- Eat healthy, unsaturated fats (EVOO, olives,
nuts and seeds, natural peanut butter,
avocado, fatty fish, flax seeds).
- Limit saturated fats (fried, animal fats,
hydrogenated and processed foods).
http://www.ChooseMyPlate.gov

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