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Get more nutrients into your diet with the crash course in nutrition provided by these videos.
You Will Need
- Nutrition labels
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Fat-free or low-fat milk
- Lean meats and poultry
- Whole grain bread
- Olive, canola, corn, or sesame oil
- Grocery list
Be package conscious
Be package-conscious. Read labels to determine the fat, sodium, calories, and other nutritional information.
Eat fresh, vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables, such as broccoli, peaches, spinach, berries, and carrots. Opt for the fruits and vegetables that are pre-washed or pre-cut to save you time if you are in a hurry.
Choose fat-free or low-fat milk
Choose fat-free or low-fat milk. Look out for flavored milk, such as chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry.
Select meat, pork, and poultry
Select pork and red meat with the least amount of fat, such as loin or round. Choose the breast when purchasing poultry rather than the thighs and legs.
Look for whole grain bread
Look for breads that are whole grain and high in fiber, such as those containing oats, oatmeal, whole wheat, or buckwheat.
Choose an oil
Choose oils with the least amount of saturated fat, cholesterol, and trans fat. Use olive oil, canola oil, corn oil, or sesame oil.
Make a grocery list
Make a grocery list before you head to the store to prevent impulse buys -- unless you are trying a new fruit or vegetable.