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How to eat healthier every day

Lativia Jones Bolarinwa is a freelance writer who lives in North Carolina with her husband. Besides writing, she enjoys dance, website design and watching movies.

Make healthier food choices

From SheKnows Canada
Whether you are trying to shed a bit of extra weight, just want to eat healthier or want to teach you family the importance of healthy eating and food choice--the best thing you can do is become more food savvy. Being conscious and aware of what you are munching on, your eating habits and the “healthy” snacks you think you are eating will help your on your way to weight loss, healthy eating and feeling better. But if you feel overwhelmed with all the food choices, contradictions and myths about "health foods," don't fret--we have the ins and outs of healthy eating that will help you on your way to achieving your goals.

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HEALTHY SNACK CHOICES

When the mid-morning or mid-afternoon stomach grumblings start, bypass the vending machine chips, candy bars and packages of cookies. Instead, opt for healthy snacks like fruits or nuts. Fresh items, as opposed to processed foods, are always a good choice because you can avoid consuming the added chemicals and preservatives of processed foods.

Nancy Tan, a 22-year-old advertising account executive, is always on her toes with busy deadlines and trying to please clients. She enjoys snacking on fruit or cherry tomatoes throughout the day. She also makes sure to drink plenty of water to keep herself hydrated.

"Healthy snacks and water really give me the extra lift I need… and constantly going to the restroom keeps me on my toes, too," Tan says.

Campbell suggests also snacking on things like apples, raisins or baby carrots while you are on-the-go. Snacking on healthy foods in between meals can keep your blood sugar level, prevent fatigue and, more importantly, prevent binge eating.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

The key to healthy living is having the facts. Get more nutrition savvy by starting with the food pyramid. Determine your daily nutrition requirements. Read labels to learn serving sizes and nutritional content of the foods you eat. Make sure you are getting the recommended daily food intake your body needs.

Despite the posits and contradictions of "health foods," going back to basics, eating fresh and wholesome foods and eating in moderation are really the best strategies for a healthy diet.

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