Good nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But even when you are trying to eat a healthy diet, it can be confusing trying to sort through all of the information available about nutrition and food choices.
Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Eating Habits
Experts claim the healthiest diets are rich in fruits and vegetables, because these foods are full of healthful nutrients and fiber. Eat fruits and veggies in a variety of colors red, orange, yellow, purple, green and white. And don't forget to:
- Choose less meat and fat, go for more fruits and veggies.
- Fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables. Make at least half your grains "whole grains."
- Swap artery-clogging creamy sauces and dressings with marinades or dressings made with olive oil (a heart-healthy fat) and herbs.
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