Nutrition - What makes a healthy diet?

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For a healthy diet, one should:

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat, are filling, and can help reduce cravings for higher fat snacks and treats.
  • Use low-fat or nonfat milk and milk products. Milk, yogurt, cheese, and frozen desserts made from low-fat or nonfat milk will help to reduce the intake of fat.
  • Eat lean meats that are baked, broiled, boiled or grilled instead of fried.
    What Makes a Healthy Diet?
    Choose these more often: Choose these less often:
    Tuna packed in water Tuna in oil
    Baked fish and steamed seafood Fried fish and seafood
    White meat chicken and turkey Dark meat chicken and turkey
    Low-fat hot dogs Regular hot dogs
    Turkey or lean ham Bologna or salami lunchmeats
    Canadian bacon or lean ham Bacon
    Turkey or low-fat sausage Regular sausage
    Lean ground beef Regular ground beef
  • Try lower fat versions of some high-fat favorites:
    What Makes a Healthy Diet?
    Try: Instead of:
    Low-fat frozen yogurt ice cream
    Low-fat salad dressing regular salad dressing
    Low-fat mayonnaise mayonnaise
    Baked tortilla chips fried tortilla chips

    What Makes a Healthy Diet?

    Flavored rice cakes high-fat crackers
    Low-fat cream cheese cream cheese
    Low-fat fruit yogurt regular yogurt
  • Add less fat to foods. Mayonnaise, butter, cream cheese, gravy and salad dressings can add a hefty amount of fat to a meal. Try to use less of these products or find a replacement (mustard instead of mayo, jam instead of butter, etc.) or try the low-fat version to cut back on fat.

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