- Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
- Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
- Low amounts of saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Check with your doctor for any prescribed diet restrictions.
- Eat at least five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day, including deep yellow and orange vegetables and dark, leafy greens.
- Eat plenty of high-fiber foods, such as whole-grain breads and cereals.
- Cut back on the amount of fat in your meals by baking or broiling foods.
- Choose and prepare foods with little added salt. Avoid foods that are smoked, or pickled.
- Choose and prepare foods and beverages with little added sugars or sweeteners.
- If you drink, limit alcoholic drinks to no more than one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men.
- If you are overweight, cut back on the amount of calories in your diet and increase your daily physical activity.
- Practice proper handling and storage of food. Cook foods well to kill bacteria.
- Ask a dietitian to help you create a healthy eating plan
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