Essentials of healthy eating: a guide

J Midwifery Womens Health. Nov-Dec 2010;55(6):492-501. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2010.06.019.

Abstract

Enough solid evidence now exists to offer women several fundamental strategies for healthy eating. They include emphasizing healthful unsaturated fats, whole grains, good protein "packages," and fruits and vegetables; limiting consumption of trans and saturated fats, highly refined grains, and sugary beverages; and taking a multivitamin with folic acid and extra vitamin D as a nutritional safety net. A diet based on these principles is healthy through virtually all life stages, from young adulthood through planning for pregnancy, pregnancy, and on into old age.

MeSH terms

  • Diet / methods*
  • Diet / nursing
  • Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage
  • Dietary Fats / administration & dosage
  • Dietary Fiber / administration & dosage
  • Feeding Behavior*
  • Female
  • Fruit
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Maternal Welfare
  • Midwifery / methods
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Vegetables
  • Women's Health*

Substances

  • Dietary Carbohydrates
  • Dietary Fats
  • Dietary Fiber