Eating lots of fruits and vegetables and avoiding high-sugar, high-fat foods can help reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Healthy foods are often cheaper than unhealthy ones. And many healthy meals can be prepared quickly. You can work them into your diet with just a few small changes to your eating habits.
Switch to low-fat or non-fat milk.
Plan ahead to make sure your meals are balanced and healthy.
Drink water instead of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks.
Use a smaller plate or bowl to encourage appropriately sized portions.
Keep a food diary to help track what you eat.
Eat steamed, broiled, or grilled foods instead of fried foods.
Keep a bowl of fruit on your counter so it’s easy to find.
Eat at least two vegetables with dinner.
Eat different colors of fruits and vegetables to get a variety of nutrients.
Have fresh or dried fruit for a snack.
Fruits, vegetables and other healthy items are cheaper than junk food.
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