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
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:
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 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.