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.
Eat steamed, broiled, or grilled foods instead of fried foods.
Keep a food diary to help track what you eat.
Eat different colors of fruits and vegetables to get a variety of nutrients.
Use a smaller plate or bowl to encourage appropriately sized portions.
Plan ahead to make sure your meals are balanced and healthy.
Have fresh or dried fruit for a snack.
Keep a bowl of fruit on your counter so it’s easy to find.
Drink water instead of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks.
Switch to low-fat or non-fat milk.
Eat at least two vegetables with dinner.
Healthy eating can start at home.
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