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.
Use a smaller plate or bowl to encourage appropriately sized portions.
Switch to low-fat or non-fat milk.
Eat at least two vegetables with dinner.
Drink water instead of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks.
Keep a food diary to help track what you eat.
Eat different colors of fruits and vegetables to get a variety of nutrients.
Have fresh or dried fruit for a snack.
Eat steamed, broiled, or grilled foods instead of fried foods.
Keep a bowl of fruit on your counter so it’s easy to find.
Plan ahead to make sure your meals are balanced and healthy.
Feel full and satisfied without adding pounds.
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