This is for informational purpose only, not an expert guide.
Healthy eating is one of the best ways to prevent or delay health problems. Eating better and getting your body moving, can help reduce your risk of health problems. Most experts say that a steady and gradual change is the best approach when getting on track to eating well.
Below are some key points in making the change.
- Limit “ADDED” Sugars
Avoid “added sugar” foods that contain sweeteners such as: Corn syrup, high- fructose corn syrup, brown sugar, and honey. Instead, improve your diet by substituting fruits and vegetables as snacks, in desserts or even as part of your meals.
- Think about the FATS
Most dietary experts say to limit your fat intake to unsaturated or polyunsaturated fats. These are mostly found in liquid fats, like canola, olive oil and peanut oil.
Saturated fats are those typically found in beef, pork, butter, and cheese, etc. contain saturated fat. Experts recommend that most people should aim for LESS than 20g of saturated fat or less than 10% of your calories from saturated fat each day.
- Limit SALT (Sodium)
An easy way to follow this expert recommendation is by not consuming highly processed foods or ready to eat frozen meals which are quite commonly very high in Sodium. Always check the label and stay under the daily recommendation.
- PLAN ahead
Plan your meals and make your grocery list in advance to follow while shopping to help stick to healthier options.
Make a few meals ahead of time and store in the refrigerator or freezer until you’re ready to eat them.
Chop produce and store in the refrigerator for easy and quick snacking also for adding to a meal on the fly.
*The information above is informative, it is not written by expert dieticians. Schedule an appointment with one of our medical and wellness practitioners to learn more information about your dietary health.