Tips for Healthy Eating

The American Heart Association offers these tips for healthy eating:

  • Eat only as many calories as you burn.
  • Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods.
  • Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit.
  • Choose whole grains.
  • Eat fish twice a week.
  • Avoid nutrient-poor foods.
  • Limit the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat and trans fat you eat.
  • Choose lean means and poultry without the skin; prepare them without added saturated and trans fats.
  • Select fat-free or low-fat dairy products.
  • Eat fewer foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
  • Eat fewer foods high in dietary cholesterol.
  • Cut back on beverages with added sugars.
  • Choose and prepare foods with little or no salt.
  • Drink only in moderation.
  • Choose low-fat, low-salt meals when dining out.
  • Read the nutrition labels and ingredient lists before buying your food.