Eating for Health

Eating HealthyHow many of these recommended practices are part of your diet? Small regular changes to your eating habits can have a big impact on your overall health.

  • Eat at least half of all grains as whole grains.

  • Add dark-green, red, and orange vegetables to main and side dishes.

  • Use dark leafy greens to make salads.

  • Beans and peas are a great source of fiber. Add beans or peas to salads, soups, side dishes, or serve as a main dish.

  • Use fruit as snacks, salads, or desserts.

  • Drink fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1%) milk. Choose fat-free or low-fat milk or yogurt more often than cheese.

  • Eat seafood in place of meat or poultry twice a week.

  • Use vegetable oils rather than solid fats. Choose soft margarines with zero trans fats.