Although the surprising results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a 15-year project involving 161,808 women aged 50 to 79, caused many women (and men, for that matter) to question the value of maintaining a healthful diet, most physicians and nutritionists still emphasize the importance of keeping your daily fare rich in vegetables, fruit, and whole grains  and spare in processed sugar and saturated fats. 

For more detailed information, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, is a good place to start. To help consumers, the USDA has created an online consumer brochure based on the guidelines. 

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