According the National Institute of Health, eating healthy can help you lose weight and reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. Choosing healthy foods shouldn’t be a struggle. These healthy eating tips can help you start making smarter food choices.
When eating in restaurants, try to make healthy swaps.
A few healthy, but tasty selections you can pack in your purse or tote when you’re on the go include:
If vending machines are your only option, choose items like pretzels, nuts, trail mix or whole grain crackers with peanut butter. Smoothies made with real juice, fruit and yogurt also make for a healthy lunch on the go.
Pass on sodas, energy drinks and sweetened teas or lemonades. Instead:
Making smart eating choices can be difficult, but armed with the right knowledge you’re off to a great start.
For more healthy eating tips, talk to your doctor, or visit:
Sources: www.NHLBI.NIH.gov, www.eatright.org, www.nih.gov
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