It’s easy for you to start eating healthy! Take small steps every week to improve nutrition and stay healthy.
Eight goals for a healthy diet
Small changes can lead to major changes in your health. Try to include at least six of the eight goals in your diet. The next six weeks are committed to incorporating a new healthy diet goal every week. You can track your progress with PALA +.
Make half a bowl of fruits and vegetables: choose red, orange, and green like tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and broccoli, along with other vegetables for your meal. Include the meal as part of a main or side dish or as a dessert. The more you color your plate, the more likely you are to have vitamins, minerals and fiber in your body.
Make half of the cereal you eat more easy way to eat more whole grains is to switch from refined foods to whole grains. For example, instead of white bread, eat whole wheat bread, read the ingredients list and choose the products that list the ingredients for whole grains first. Look for things: “whole wheat”, “brown rice”, “bulgur”, “buckwheat”, “porridge”, “oatmeal”, “quinoa”, or “wild rice”.
Switching to skim or low-fat milk (1%): Both contain calcium and other essential nutrients, such as whole milk, but have low calories and low saturated fats.
Choose lean protein foods: meat, poultry, seafood, beans or dried beans, eggs, nuts and seeds are part of the protein diet group. Select ground beef (where the poster is 90% thinner or higher), select slices of turkey or chicken nipple.
Compare sodium with foods: Use the nutrition facts poster to choose low-sodium versions of foods like soup, bread, and frozen foods. Select canned foods, including “low sodium”, “low sodium”, or “without adding salt”.
Drink water instead of sugary drinks: cut calories from drinks without drinking or drinking. Soda, energy drinks, and sports drinks are the main sources of sugar and calories in the American diet. If you want to taste something, try adding a piece of lemon, lime, watermelon or a cup of 100% juice to your cup of water.
Eat some seafood: seafood includes fish (such as salmon, tuna, trout) and shellfish (such as lobsters, oysters, and shellfish). Seafood contains protein, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids (heart-healthy fats). Adults should try to eat at least eight ounces of different types of seafood per week. Children can eat seafood in small meals.
Cutting hard fats: Eat solid fatty foods. The main sources of Americans are muffins, cakes and other sweets (often made from butter, margarine or ghee). Processed and lean pizza (such as sausage, sausage, bacon, ribs); and ice cream.
Use the MyPlate icon to ensure your diet is balanced and nutritious.
Emphasis on fruits and vegetables
Add vegetables to the going plate. Use sofa or mint noodles with tacos.
Use fresh, frozen and submerged fruits and vegetables. They all provide the same great nutrition. Make sure to look for sodium in the dirt and fill the fruit or 100% juice (not syrup) in the water.
Pack your child’s lunch bag with fruits and vegetables: both chopped apples, bananas or carrot sticks are all healthy options.
For a simple snack, cool the sliced fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator, such as carrots, peppers or orange grains.
Pediatrics teaches the difference between daily snacks, such as fruits and vegetables, and small foods like cookies or other sweets.
Make water a major time for breakfast. Try adding a lemon, lemon or 100% juice to the water to get a little bit tasting.
Replace the biscuit jar with a basket filled with fresh fruits.
Ways to reduce fat, salt and sugar
When eating outdoors, choose baked or grilled food instead of frying it and putting it at home.
Instead of soft or sugary drinks, make water and lean or low-fat milk in your drink.
Serve fruits such as ripe apples, pears, or fruit salads daily as sweet.
Read labels on prepacked ingredients to find less sodium.
When cooking, add salt. Instead, use herbs and spices to add flavor.
Part size control
Use small panels to control the portion size.
If you’re full, don’t clean your plate or bowl, and keep leftovers for tomorrow tomorrow instead.
The size of the part depends on the individual’s age, gender and level.
Healthy eating at school
Instead of sugary treatments, arrange a healthy breakfast in your child’s class for birthday parties and events.
Pack healthy lunches for your children with whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean or low-fat foods.
Schools across the country make lunches healthier. Check out the school’s initiative with chefs, as chefs work with local schools to add healthy and delicious food to the menu.