Plate power – 10 tips for healthy eating

Carbohydrates1. Choose good carbs, not no carbs. Whole grains are your best bet.

 

 

protein-icon2. Pay attention to the protein package. Fish, poultry, nuts, and beans are the best choices.

 

fats-icon3. Choose foods with healthy fats, limit foods high in saturated fat, and avoid foods with trans fat. Plant oils, nuts, and fish are the healthiest sources.

fiber-icon4. Choose a fiber-filled diet, rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.

 

vegetables-icon5. Eat more vegetables and fruits. Go for color and variety—dark green, yellow, orange, and red.

 

milk-icon6. Calcium is important. But milk isn’t the only, or even best, source.

 

 

healthier-drinks-icon7. Water is best to quench your thirst. Skip the sugary drinks, and go easy on the milk and juice.

 

salt-icon8. Eating less salt is good for everyone’s health. Choose more fresh foods and fewer processed foods.

 

alcohol-icon9. Moderate drinking can be healthy—but not for everyone. You must weigh the benefits and risks.

 

vitamins-small-home10. A daily multivitamin is a great nutrition insurance policy. Some extra vitamin D may add an extra health boost.