Health Tip: Eat Healthier

Suggestions for more nutritious fare

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(HealthDay News) -- The old adage that "you are what you eat" is true, nutrition experts say.

Here are suggestions for better eating, courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

  • Avoid diets that focus on avoiding one thing, such as sugar or fat.
  • Eat more vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seafood, low-fat dairy and whole grains. Reduce consumption of refined grains, desserts, sweetened beverages, processed meat and red meat.
  • Fill one-fourth of your plate with whole grains, one-fourth with lean proteins, and the remaining half with fruit and veggies.
  • Make sure you're eating appropriate portion sizes. Choose healthier unsaturated fats.
  • Limit added sugars, such as those often found in desserts, coffee, tea or yogurt.

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