Heart-Healthy Tips: National Nutrition Month
|Monday, 02 March 2009|
Focus on making healthy food choices this March during National Nutrition Month®. Sponsored by the American Dietetic Association, National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education campaign that promotes healthy eating and physical activity habits. This year, the campaign is encouraging everyone to eat right for every age and lifestyle.
Use these low-calorie alternatives for old favorites to help you eat right while still enjoying a variety of foods. When making a food choice, remember to consider all the information on the food label. Some foods provide most of their calories from sugar and fat but give you few, if any, vitamins and minerals. Find more tips like these here.
Instead of: Try this:
Cereal, Grains, and Pastas
Meat, Fish, and Poultry
Fats, Oils, and Salad Dressings
Margarine or butter Light spread margarine, whipped butter
Mayonnaise Light or diet mayonnaise or mustard
Salad dressing Reduced-calorie or fat-free dressings, lemon juice
Oils, shortening, or lard Nonstick cooking spray; when baking, use
applesauce or prune puree as a substitute for oil or
the fat skimmed off and fat-free milk
Fudge sauce Chocolate syrup
Guacamole dip Salsa