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Making Healthier and Better Food Choices

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You are what you eat. The food you put in your body has a major impact on your overall well-being and health. To maintain good health, you need to make better food choices. You must be very particular about what’s on your plate, and make the effort to understand how food ingredients are sourced and their effect on your health. Here are some tips for making healthier and better food choices.

Know What’s in Your Food

Before buying a food, take a minute to read the food label. Ignore claims on the front of the packaging, as often, they can be misleading.

Go through the ingredients list. If the first three ingredients of any food are a type of sugar, refined grains, or hydrogenated oils, the product is unhealthy.

Do not fall for misleading claims such as light, no added sugar, and gluten-free.

While products labeled light are often processed and may contain sugar, foods with no added sugar are often naturally high in sugar and may contain unhealthy sugar substitutes. Many gluten-free foods are processed and high in calories.

Go Organic

Heavily processed foods are usually loaded with unhealthy fats, sugar, and carbohydrates. They add empty calories to our diet. Keep highly processed foods out of your life. Replace them with organic foods.

Source foods from your local organic market, even if you have to spend a few dollars more. Look for foods without packaging. Steer clear of products that contain high-fructose corn syrup, as it is worse than white sugar.

Add Whole Grains to Your Meals

Whole grains such as oats, brown rice, and quinoa are a rich source of fiber and nutrients. Whole grains promote satiety. Adding them to your meals can reduce the risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and other health issues.

Eat Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and veggies are the most nutrient-dense foods. They are a rich source of fiber, contain water, are incredibly filling, and low in calories. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Some nutritious veggies to add to your meals are sweet potatoes, broccoli, and tomatoes.

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