Healthy Eating Tips

Eating a balanced diet helps us feel better, look better, and makes our body work much better. Research shows that eating a healthy diet reduces risk of certain diseases including diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, dementia, and even cancer. Below are tips for eating healthier.

Apple icon Avoid processed foods

Eat whole foods. Look for natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, and meat.

Wheat icon Eat whole grains

Eat more whole grain breads and pasta than white bread and pasta.

Cheese icon Don’t forget about dairy products

Milk, yogurt, and cheese contain calcium which is needed for bone health. Not all fat is bad. Limit fried foods. Good fats found in fish and nuts are healthy for your body.

Heart icon Limit sugars and carbs!

Sugars and carbohydrates converts to sugars which have many effects:

  • Increases risk of heart disease and high cholesterol
  • Increases fat in your body
  • Linked to Alzheimer’s disease
  • Studies have linked sugar to depression

“Water Drink plenty of water

Burger icon You can control what goes into your body

Pack your own lunch and limit going out to restaurants and make smart choices when you do go out. It’s ok to cheat occasionally!

Change icon Make small changes

Small changes add up over time. Don’t feel like you need to change all at once.