Making healthy food choices

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Posted February 13, 2013 by Astrid in MatriPuntos

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Eating healthy is easier than you think.

Follow small steps and you will see the difference.

Eat smaller portions.

Learn what a serving size is for different foods and how many servings you need in a meal.

Eat less fat.

Choose fewer high-fat foods and use less fat for cooking. You especially want to limit foods that are high in saturated fats or trans fat, such as:

  • Fatty cuts of meat.
  • Whole milk and dairy products made from whole milk.
  • Cakes, candy, cookies, crackers, and pies.
  • Fried Foods
  • Salad dressings.
  • Lard, shortening, stick margarine, and nondairy creamers
  • Eat more fiber by eating more whole-grain foods. Whole grains can be found in:
  • Breakfast cereals made with 100% whole grains.
  • Oatmeal.
  • Whole grain rice.
  • Whole-wheat bread, bagels, pita bread, and tortillas.

Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. Choose fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruit and 100% fruit juices most of the time. Eat plenty of veggies like these:

  • Dark green veggies (e.g., broccoli, spinach, brussel sprouts).
  • Orange veggies (e.g., carrots, sweet potatoes*, pumpkin, winter squash).
  • Beans and peas (e.g., black beans*, garbanzo beans*, kidney beans*, pinto beans*, split peas*, lentils*).
  • Eat fewer foods that are high in sugar, such as:
  • Fruit-flavored drinks.
  • Sodas.
  • Tea or coffee sweetened with sugar.
  • Use less salt in cooking and at the table. Eat fewer foods that are high in salt, such as:
  • Canned and package soups.
  • Canned vegetables.
  • Pickles.
  • Processed meats.

Never skip meals. Stick to your meal plan as best you can.

Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.

Make changes slowly. It takes time to achieve lasting goals.


About the Author

Astrid

Periodista con más de 7 años de experiencia en el mundo de las comunicaciones donde ha tenido la oportunidad de entrevistar a grandes celebridades, politicos y personalidades influyentes. Ella posee un bachillerato en Periodismo y una Maestría en Periodismo Multimedios de Florida International University. En el 2012 fundó LatinBlah.com una plataforma digital dirigida al mercado hispano. Rivera también es la anfitriona del programa radial Miami Despierta.

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