Adults who eat a healthy diet live longer and have a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Healthy eating can help those with chronic diseases manage these conditions and avoid complications.
Most people in the United States do not eat a healthy diet and consume too much sodium, saturated fat, and sugar, increasing their risk of chronic diseases.
The following tips may help you:
- Eat breakfast to boost your concentration and productivity.
- Choose the best carbohydrate options like whole grains, beans, fruits and starchy vegetables.
- Limit foods with high amounts of sugar. Examples include sugar sweetened beverages, candy and ice cream.
- Some foods with fats are good for you. Nuts, eggs, avocados and salmon are healthy options.
- Include protein in your diet. Fish, skinless poultry, low-fat red meats are best. Avoid processed meat, fast food meats and fatty cuts of red meats.
HealthyBlue offers a Daily Habits program on “Balance Your Diet.”
Check out the community resources available to you for nutrition support on First Link’s directory page.