Eat Smart

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Healthy Food Habits

When you eat smart, you can...

  • Reduce your chances of becoming overweight or obese.
  • Lower your risk of developing high blood pressure.
  • Reduce your total blood cholesterol and triglycerides (your “bad cholesterol”) and increase your high density lipoproteins (“your good cholesterol”).
  • Decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Lower your chances of developing colon cancer.
  • Help build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints.
  • Have more energy and feel stronger
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The food you eat can have a major impact on your health. Smart food choices help provide the energy you need to enjoy life and all it has to offer. In addition, eating smart can reduce your risk for diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis.

Making Healthier Choices
Eating smart isn’t difficult, but knowing a few basic guidelines can help you choose your foods wisely.

Getting started
It’s never too late to start eating smart. The key is to begin with one small change, such as eating one more serving of fruits or vegetables each day. Commit to one goal for a week or a month, depending on what works best for you. When you have made your new behavior a regular habit, it’s time to set a new goal. You’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll see and feel results. One small change may seem insignificant, but it is an important step toward better health.