The foods you choose to eat everyday affect your overall health. Nutrition experts offer easy-to-read tip sheets to help you eat more whole grains, vegetables, fruit, calcium-rich foods, and lean protein.
Use the SuperTracker to set goals, keep track of what you eat, and get tips to help you make healthier choices.
Each year, about one in six Americans become sick from food poisoning. Although most will recover without any lasting problems, some types of food poisoning can lead to kidney failure, chronic arthritis, brain and nerve damage, and even death.
By following four simple steps, you can help to avoid food poisoning at home:
- Clean: wash hands and surfaces often.
- Separate: don't cross-contaminate raw meat, poultry, seafood, or eggs with other ready-to-eat foods.
- Cook: use a food thermometer to ensure you've cooked to the right temperature.
- Chill: refrigerate food within two hours of cooking and never thaw foods on the counter.
On FoodSafety.gov, you can sign up to receive the latest information about food recalls.
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Being physically active can help you to live longer, feel happier, sleep well, and maintain a healthy weight.
For the biggest benefit, include both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities in your exercise routine. Aerobic activities, such as walking and running, exercise your heart. Lifting weights and using exercise bands improve your muscle strength.
Get some ideas for increasing your physical activity. You can use the Physical Activity Tracker to monitor your level of activity from week to week.
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