Nutrition for Adults
These days there are so many different voices out there telling us what to eat, it's hard to know which one to listen to. There are diets for specific goals, and diets for specific foods. Above the diet planners and silly fads soars the point of it all: people are just looking for an easy way to proper nutrition. Look to MyPlate. It's the newest and most easy-to-use food guidance system based on the 2012 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
MyPlate is an easy way to visualize what to eat and in what quantity. MyPlate houses five food groups: grains, protein goods, vegetables, dairy, fruits and oils. According to MyPlate, half your plate should always be fruit. Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the fruit group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed.
Each recommendation can be adjusted based on an individual's age, sex and level of physical activity. Take the fruit group, as a convenient example. The chart below* outlines the amount of fruit a person should consume, measured in cups and based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
MyPlate is a structure that provides structure. Within its walls are six food groups: grains, meat and beans, vegetables, milk, fruits and oils. This new pyramid also includes physical activity, the keystone missing from previous pyramids. The key to mastering the MyPlate plan is its ability to be customized by age, gender and physical activity level.
Take the fruit group, as a convenient example. The chart below* outlines the amount of fruit a person should consume, measured in cups and based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Simply put, MyPlate's maxim for this group is "focus on fruit."
To make it even easier, one Mott's® applesauce cup is equivalent to one serving of fruit. Try Mott's Healthy Harvest to get one full serving of fruit with only 50 calories per container. Otherwise, one cup of fruit or 8-oz of 100 percent fruit juice, or half a cup of dried fruit counts as a cup from the fruit group.
So now you know what to eat... but do you know where to find it? Get more information about food groups here on choosemyplate.gov
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Mott's And Nutrition
Apples are packed with nutrition. So are Mott's products! Here is just a short list of the good stuff Mott's products contain.
- Apples are naturally fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free.
- One medium apple provides 3 grams of fiber. Similarly, one serving of Mott's applesauce provides 1 gram of fiber.
- Many Mott's applesauces and juices are both excellent sources of vitamin C, providing 20 percent of your recommended daily value.
- Mott's applesauce contains 2 percent DV of potassium; Mott's apple juice contains 6 percent DV of potassium.