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Healthy eating basics are rather simple to follow. It is all based on making healthy food choices and recognizing which foods are good for you and which ones aren't. The ways that you prepare and serve food also affects whether or not a meal is healthy.

The basic rule of thumb is for choosing healthier foods is the closer a food is to its natural state, the better it is for you. Fresh fruits and berries are great and will satisfy a craving for sweets. Whole vegetables have lots of vitamins and minerals, so choose more green, orange and yellow vegetables.

The way you prepare and serve your foods is also an important aspect of healthy eating. For example, by pouring sauces over your food, no matter how healthy the food may be, you will add extra calories and fat to your meal. Instead, try flavoring your foods with a squeeze of lemon or a dash of low-fat margarine as healthier alternatives that still taste great.

Healthy Eating Basics

Any pasta or baked goods should be made from whole grains. Avoid white breads and noodles because they are made from flour that has had much of the nutritional content removed and the high starch content will affect your blood sugar as quickly as regular sugar. Avoid sugary snacks and pastries as well. An apple is good for you, an apple pie really isn't.

Shop for lean meats and don't forget the fish. The omega 3 oils in ocean fish are often deficient in our diets, so serve seafood 2 or 3 times per week. Baked fish and chicken are healthier than fried, and lean meats like bison or venison are healthier than higher fat beef. Processed lunch meats, hot dogs, bacon, and sausages have a lot of junk in them you don't want in your body, but if you love these meats, find healthier versions sold at health food stores.

Remember to eat a variety of foods because some people become sensitive to foods they eat frequently. Try different grains, such as spelt, as a substitute for wheat and try rice milk or almond milk in place of cow's milk. Eat new foods you think you may not can be a lot of fun.

Stick to water as your main beverage, and avoid sodas (both sugary and diet). If you get tired of plain water, add a slice of lemon or lime to add a touch of flavor. For kids, try some fruit juice jazzed up with carbonated water. Some herbal and green teas may add great benefits to your health, but avoid too much caffeine.

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