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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Healthy Eating for the New Year

Healthy Eating for the New Year

On a television segment I did earlier this week, I shared some tips for eating healthy in the new year.
- Snack wisely. Instead of chips and soda, select snack foods like nuts, dried fruit, cereal, hummus and pita chips and fruit.
- Pay attention to the amount of sugar you consume in beverages. A 20-ounce bottle of soda can contain over 19 teaspoons of sugar, nearly one teaspoon per ounce of beverage.

 - Exercise. Get a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps per day. Include some strength bearing exercises as well.
- Eat breakfast. There is no better way to start your morning than with breakfast. Include lean protein, whole grains and fresh or frozen fruits.

- Bring lunch to work. In addition to saving money, you most likely will consume fewer calories.
- Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Eat fruits and vegetables of all colors to obtain health benefits from each color.
- Make half your grains whole grains.

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