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