Spring Clean Your Diet In 3 Easy Steps!
This time of year, many of us make an effort to clean out the closets, clear
out the garage, and give the house a good dusting. Why not apply that same vigor
to “cleaning up” your diet? Try these simple suggestions to help optimize
the way you eat:
- Limit your saturated fats. Avoid margarine, vegetable shortening, and foods that contain palm or coconut oil. Instead, use heart-healthy extra-virginolive oil.
- Eat whole grains instead of refined grains. You will feel fuller, in part because of the higher fiber content whole grains provide. Find the whole grain products by choosing options with the highest grams of fiber.
- Load up on fresh fruits and vegetables. Make a colorful salad – red and yellow peppers, dark leafy greens, ripe tomatoes – part of one meal everyday. And add a fresh fruit salad as a delicious and healthful alternative to high-fat desserts.
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