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How to Choose Healthy Food: A Practical Guide for Busy People

Healthy food is very important for good health. It gives us the things our bodies need to work well, keep a good weight, and stop sicknesses.

Eating a good mix of food is the way to eat healthy food. This means eating different kinds of food from all the food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy or dairy substitutes. Each food group gives different important things, so it’s important to eat a mix of these groups to make sure we get many kinds of things.

Fruits and vegetables are a big part of a healthy food. They are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber but low in calories. Eating different kinds of fruits and vegetables can help make sure we get many kinds of things.

Whole grains, like whole wheat, brown rice, and oats, are a good way of getting fiber, B vitamins, and minerals like iron, magnesium, and selenium. They can help lower the chance of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and being too heavy.

Protein foods, like lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, and legumes, are needed for making and fixing parts in our body. They also give B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, zinc, and magnesium.

Dairy foods, like milk, cheese, and yogurt, are high in calcium and vitamin D, which are needed for strong bones. If you can’t have dairy or don’t want to, there are many dairy substitutes you can have, like almond milk or soy yogurt.

Healthy eating also means paying attention to how much we eat. Eating the right amount is needed to not eat too much, even when eating healthy foods. It’s also important to not eat too much food and drinks high in sugar, salt, and bad fats.

To end, healthy food is not just about the kind of food we eat, but also how much and how often we eat. It’s about making good choices that help our health and well-being. Remember, it’s never too late to start eating healthier. Every food choice we make can be a way to better health.

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