What Should You Eat?

The best nutrition advice on what to eat is relatively straightforward: Eat a plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; choose healthy fats, like olive and canola oil; and eat red meat and unhealthy fats, like saturated and trans fats, sparingly. Drink water and other healthy beverages, and limit sugary drinks and salt. Most important of all is keeping calories in check, so you can avoid weight gain, which makes exercise a key partner to a healthy diet.

  • carbohydrates – Choose good carbs, not no carbs. Whole grains are your best bet.
  • protein – Pay attention to the protein package. Fish, poultry, nuts, and beans are the best choices.
  • fats – Choose healthy fats, limit saturated fat, and avoid trans fat. Plant oils, nuts, and fish are the healthiest sources.
  • fiber – Choose a fiber-filled diet, rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.
  • vegetables/fruits – Eat more vegetables and fruits. Go for color and variety—dark green, yellow, orange, and red.
  • calcium – Calcium is important. But milk isn’t the only, or even best, source.
  • healthier drinks – Water is best to quench your thirst. Skip the sugary drinks, and go easy on the milk and juice.
  • lower salt & sodium – Eating less salt is good for everyone’s health. Choose more fresh foods and fewer processed foods.
  • alcohol – Moderate drinking can be healthy—but not for everyone. You must weigh the benefits and risks.
  • vitamins – A daily multivitamin is a great nutrition insurance policy. Some extra vitamin D may add an extra health boost.
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2 Replies to “What Should You Eat?”

  1. A lot of people now neglect the proper diet. Because of modern lifestyle people tend to eat in the restaurants and fast food chain without checking if it is healthy or not.

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