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healthy eating

The old saying "you are what you eat" is certainly true when it comes to your heart health. 

Think of your body like a car. What happens if you continually put bad fuel in your car? What happens if you forget to put gas in it?  Sooner or later, that engine is going to stop working.

Your body, your heart and your brain needs good nutrition to function properly.

Do You Know How Food Portions Have Changed in 20 Years?

 

Have you noticed how portion sizes have increased? While the "supersize" movement may be great for advertising campaigns, the result is that we're often eating portion sizes meant for 2 people. 

 

Once you take these quizzes, it's easy to see why adults, and children, are struggling to maintain a healthy weight!

 

DOWNLOAD: Portion Size Matters

Healthy Eating Plans & Recipes

Choosing Healthy Options

The healthiest lifestyle to adopt and maintain is one that centers on REAL food that nourishes your body.  If it comes in a bag, bottle or box, you need to know what's you're buying and consuming.

1. Choose real food! Eat more vegetables and fruits. Fresh or frozen is preferred, but if your budget means canned, that's okay, too. Just make sure you rinse your vegetables to reduce the sodium intake and watch for added sugars in the fruits.

2. Become a label reader! The new food nutrition labels have more information. Download sample here

3. Choose lean meats and void processed/packaged meats. Try substituting meats a few days a week with other proteins.