There’s an easy recipe if your goal is to keep away problems like heart disease and strokes.
Eat more fruits and veggies.
Choose whole grains.
Try brown rice instead of white.
Switch to whole wheat pasta.
Choose lean proteins like (related to chickens, hens, turkeys, etc.), fish, beans, and (peas, beans, lentils, etc.).
Cut down on processed foods, sugar, salt, and (chicken fat, butter, cream, lard, etc.).
When eating healthy, flexibility often works best, says Joyce Meng, MD, helper professor at the Pat and Jim Calhoun Heart medicine Center at UConn Health. If you like to follow a strict diet plan, go for it. If not, it‘s OK. “Find what works for you.”
Tricia Montgomery, 52, the person (who started a company) of K9 Fit Club, knows first-hand how the right diet and (way of living) can help. For her, choosing healthy foods and planning small, frequent meals works well. “I don‘t deny myself anything,” she says. “I still have dessert — key lime pie, yum! — and I love frozen gummy bears, but moderation is key.”