Here Are The Most Important Rules For A Healthy Diet
• More matters when it comes to veggies. Whether fresh or frozen, eat lots and choose a variety of different colors daily.
• Cook at home more often. Most restaurant meals and grocery-prepared foods are high in salt, fat and/or sugar.
• Minimize packaged foods. Choose natural foods that come in their own packages like fresh fruits and vegetables.
• Buy foods that are in season like berries in the summer, apples in the fall, asparagus in the spring and clementines in the winter. In-season foods taste better and are often more economical and nutritious because they travel a shorter distance to your table.
• Stick mostly to a vegetarian or plant-based diet. Include two servings of sustainable seafood each week.
• Choose low-fat dairy and choose fats that are monounsaturated such as those from nuts, seeds, avocados and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil.
• Buy only what you need in the food market and cut portions in half when dining out.
• Include foods and beverages that contain probiotics like yogurt (with live cultures), kefir and kombucha.
• Drink more water and less alcohol.
• Don’t believe everything you read on social media. The food industry pays people to disseminate misleading information in order to increase food product sales. It’s the newest marketing ploy.