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3 Tips To Eating Better During The Holidays

The season of overindulging is just around the corner. Prepare for it now and eat better by following these 3 useful tips.

  1. Cook more.

There’s nothing better than a home cooked meal! Instead of eating processed and ready to eat foods that are often rich in bad fats (saturated and trans), in sodium and food additives, take the time to cook your own meals. That way you’ll have more control over what you really eat.

  1. Add variety.

One of the best reasons to add variety to your diet is that your body needs a wide array of nutrients to stay healthy and function properly. Also, eating a varied and balanced diet can help reduce the risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, hypercholesterolemia, high blood pressure and some cancers. The key to eating well is to enjoy nutritious foods from each of the food groups (fruits and vegetables, grains, dairy and substitutes, meat and substitutes.

  1. Plan your meals.

Planning is an important part of a balanced diet. With a good plan you’ll be sure to have healthy meals and snacks for the week, even when you’re very busy. Also, it will help you serve meals faster and will save you time and money. Take a few minutes each week to plan your meals and snacks.