Definitely agree with this list. I do these things daily, only I would say try 100% whole grain versus just whole wheat(3). I also agree bake, don’t fry, but another option is to steam (especially with vege broth)(5). Also try to go “unprocessed” but less processed is always best(2).
The colder months bring with them the holidays, which just so happen to revolve around a plethora of food. Having enjoyed my Thanksgiving feast just a few days ago, I feel that eating healthy for a while is in order.
One in three American children is overweight or obese, which is nearly triple the rate seen in 1963 (source). As for adults, over 35% are obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With obesity comes a gamut of health issues including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and strokes, in addition to certain types of cancer (source). In the past, these weight-related issues were seen only in adults. Now, however, it is becoming common to see them in children; a huge red flag signalling that we need to do something about this.
The good news is that much of the obesity epidemic can be…
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