Learn how to get the right balance
Our eating habits, along with activity levels, affect our health more than anything besides smoking. When life gets busy, though, nutrition is often the first thing we let slip. It takes some extra time, but planning ahead and making healthy meals and snacks can add years to your life
Here are a few tips to make healthy choices and get the right balance in your diet
- Carbs give your body the fuel it needs for physical activity. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans are good choices. They’ll give you vitamins, minerals, fiber and other important nutrients. Skip things like white bread, white rice, pastries, soda and highly processed foods, like packaged snacks. Those carbs come from refined grains and won’t keep you satisfied for long.
- Protein from plant-based foods like beans and nuts is the healthiest. Fish and poultry are also good sources. If…
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