According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthy eating helps prevent high cholesterol and high blood pressure, and helps reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Follow these recommendations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to eat healthier:
- Enjoy your food but eat less.
- Avoid oversized portions.
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
- Make at least half your grains whole grains.
- Switch to fat-free or low-fat (one percent) milk.
- Limit sodium.
- Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
Good nutrition is necessary for good health and disease prevention. Talk with your doctor if you have any questions or want more information about overall nutrition.