Eating healthy can be easy, affordable, and delicious. It is just about making smart choices to create an overall healthy eating pattern. After all, a healthy diet can help reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and many other things that you will want to avoid. The good news is that eating right doesn’t have to be difficult or require you to give up all the foods you love best.
Here are some tips to help you and your family take a healthier eating style:
– Fruits and vegetables
– Whole grains.
– Beans and legumes
– Nuts and seeds
– Fish (preferably oily fish with omega-3 fatty acids)
– Poultry without skin and lean animal protein
– Vegetable proteins
– Sugary drinks
– Foods with salt and sodium
– Saturated fat and dietary cholesterol
– Fatty or processed red meats: If you choose to eat meat, select leaner cuts
– Refined carbohydrates, such as added sugars and processed grain foods
– High-fat dairy products
– Tropical oils, such as coconut and palm oil
– Trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils found in some commercially baked and fried foods
We can help you make healthier choices:
At home, at work, an the food store
– Choose even the healthiest foods carefully. Ingredients and nutrient content can vary greatly.
– Read the labels. Compare the nutritional information on package labels and select products with the lowest amounts of sodium, added sugars, saturated fat and trans fat, and no partially hydrogenated oils.
– Watch out for calories. In order to maintain a healthy weight eat only as many calories as you expend through physical activity. If you want to lose weight, eat fewer calories or burn more calories.
– Eat reasonable portions. This is often less than what is served to you, especially when you eat out.
– Cook and eat at home. You will have more control of the ingredients and preparation methods.
– Look for the Heart-Check brand to easily identify foods that can be part of an overall healthy eating pattern.
– Healthy alternatives to common foods. Healthy home cooking and smart shopping allow you to control what goes into your recipes and enters your body. Follow these healthy guidelines to update your eating style and improve your nutritional profile.
– Daily tips to help your family eat better. Try these daily tips to help your family gradually adopt an approach to healthy eating.
– Food diary: How to keep track of what you eat. Learn how to track what you eat to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
– Infographic about learning to use superfoods. By themselves, so-called “superfoods” are not They improve your health, but incorporating these nutritious foods into a balanced diet can have health benefits.
– Healthy foods under US$ 1 per serving. Eating healthy within a planned budget may seem difficult, but it is possible! Being creative can help you stay within your budget and incorporate nutritious foods into your diet. Try these tips to add some of these inexpensive foods to your weekly menu.
– Healthy snacks for after physical activity. Too often, kids are rewarded with unhealthy foods, sugary drinks, and desserts, but there are plenty of healthy options that taste great. Forget cereal and get more creative with these quick and easy ideas.
Are 3 meals a day the only option?
– The number of meals you eat may not be that important. The way you eat is what matters most when it comes to reducing your risk of heart disease and other health problems that go along with being overweight.
– Data vs. the perception of organic food. Many buyers assume that organic products are more nutritious and safe to eat, but these perceptions are based more on advertising than science.
– Tips for dealing with food-picky people (both kids and adults). Food picky people don’t taste a lot of good food. Not only can cooking be difficult for people who refuse to eat some foods, but they can also miss out on getting important nutrients found in foods they don’t often eat.
– Excuses to overdo food portions and how to regain control. Do not let excuses keep you from eating healthy. Take a look at our tips on how to break the binge eating cycle.
– Whole grains. Although you may be familiar with brown rice and 100% whole wheat bread, there are many other tasty options for eating whole grains.