Learn Are canned foods as healthy as fresh foods? Shelf-stable foods, such as canned beans, vegetables, fruits, and meats, have gotten a bad reputation. This is because some canned foods contain added sodium, sugar, or fat, changing the nutrition of the fresh version. The good news is there are canned foods that do not contain these added ingredients, so they are just as nutritious as the fresh versions! Which foods should I buy canned? Proteins:
Learn Preparing meals ahead is a great strategy for eating healthy when you have a busy schedule. Preparing food for the week can also help reduce the number of times you find yourself eating out, which can save you money! Research shows that meal planning and prepping is associated with an overall healthier diet, decreasing your risk for heart disease and diabetes. This is because meals that are home-cooked tend to be lower in saturated fat, sodium, and calories when compared to meals purchased at restaurants or fast-food chains.
Learn What are the Dietary Guidelines? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans give advice on what to eat and drink to better your health and prevent diseases such as heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. This advice is based on the latest findings in nutrition and public health research. The Guidelines are updated every 5 years by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure the most up-to-date information is made available to the public.
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