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This Month Health facts presents facts about healthy eating

Here are the list of foods which you should always include in your diet to have a balanced diet and maintain your body weight. These foods are low in fat and high in the other nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, Vitamins and Minerals which are essential for a healthy lifestyle.

 

Meats and Poultry
White meat chicken or turkey (remove skin)
Fish and shellfish (not battered)
Beef: round, sirloin, chuck arm, loin and extra lean ground beef
Pork: leg, shoulder, tenderloin
Dry beans and peas
Breads and Cereals
Sandwich breads, bagels, pita bread, English muffins
Soft corn tortillas, low fat flour tortillas
Low fat, low sodium crackers
Plain cereal, dry or cooked
Rice, pasta

 

Dairy products

Fat free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese,and cottage cheeseLight or diet margarineEggs/Egg substitutes

 

 

Fruits and Vegetables
Fresh, frozen, canned fruits in light syrup or juice
Fresh, frozen, or no salt added canned vegetables

 

Condiments
Low fat or nonfat salad dressings
Mustard and catsup
Jam, jelly, or honey
Herbs and spices
Salsa

 

Fruits and Vegetables are vital for our body , they help in lowering cholesterol and help minimise various other health conditions. They are also best friends for a slim waist. Unfortunately we just don't get enough of them in today's hectic life style . Here are few ideas and suggestions to include them in your regular eating habits.

For Breakfast

100% Fruit juice, spooning berries on your cereal

blending crushed pineapple pieces into cottage cheese for a sweet spread on your bagel

grabbing a banana to peel on the commuter train

packing individual servings of juice-packed fruit to eat at your desk

Evening Snack

topping a small dish of low fat frozen yogurt with tons of berries

baking (microwave baking, that is) an apple with cinnamon and raisins for a warm treat

whipping up a fruit smoothie for a tall frosty delight.

For Lunch

 Sandwich stuffed with only one layer of meat and five layers of lettuce and tomatoes, vegetable soup with the sandwich

stuffing leftover dinner veggies in a whole grain pita

Dinner

keeping frozen veggies on hand for a no-prep quick veggie fix in the microwave

bagged, ready-to-use salad greens for a quick toss

doubling the amount of stir fried vegetables in the recipe for a hearty helping and guaranteed leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.

At Tea Time

small boxes of raisins or dried fruit

packing portable fruits (i.e., apples, bananas, and oranges) when running errands around town or running in between conference room meetings

 

 

Previous Features on Health Facts:

  Minerals

Vitamins

 

   
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