Go for 5 Fruits and Veggies Per Day – More is Better!
Eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Eat a variety of colors like red, orange, yellow, blue, and purple.
Get Whole Grains and Sack the Sugar!
Choose healthy whole grains for flavor, fiber, and vitamins. Limit sweets. Candy, soft drinks, and other sugary drinks have almost no nutritional value – they’re just pure sugar.
Keep the Fat Healthy
We need fat in our diets, but not all types of fat are good for us. Our bodies like the healthy fat that tends to come from plants and is liquid at room temperature. Examples of healthy fats are: olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil (found in natural peanut butter). Other healthy fats can be found in nuts like almonds and cashews.
Start Smart With Breakfast
Eating a balanced breakfast helps you focus on your work and gives you sustained energy throughout the day. Breakfast is a great meal for adding whole grains, fruit, and low-fat or nonfat milk and proteins like eggs or lean meats.
Being active is a very important of healthy living. Do what you like most and keep your body moving for at least 60 minutes per day!
Freeze the Screen
Watching TV, playing video games or playing on the computer keeps your body still. Keep screen time low as it can go and never let it add up to more than 2 hours per day. With new technologies like DVR and hand-held computing this may be a tall-order, but essential for a healthy lifestyle.