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