Tips for Healthy Eating

  • Eat breakfast every day. People who eat breakfast are less likely to over eat later in the day. Breakfast also gives you energy and helps you get your day off to a healthy start.
  • Choose whole grains more often. Try whole-wheat breads and pastas, oatmeal, brown rice, or bulgur.
  • Select a mix of colorful vegetables each day. Vegetables of different colors provide different nutrients. Choose dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens, and reds and oranges such as carrots, sweet potatoes, red peppers, and tomatoes.
  • Choose fresh, canned or frozen fruit more often than fruit juice. Fruit juice has little or no fiber, and the calories are high. Fresh, canned, or frozen fruit is better for you. If you eat canned fruit, opt for fruit packed in water rather than syrup.
  • Use fats sparingly. Olive, canola, and peanut oils, avocados, nuts, and nut butters, olives and fish provide heart-healthy fat as well as vitamins and minerals.
  • Eat sweets sparingly. Limit foods and beverages that are high in added sugars.
  • Eat three meals every day. If you skip meals or replace a meal with a snack, you might over eat later on.
  • Have low-fat, low-sugar snacks on hand. Whether you're at home, at work, or on the go, healthy snacks may help to combat hunger and prevent overeating.

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