FEATURES Uncategorized HOW TO EAT RIGHT By Admin Posted on July 1, 2021 3 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin HOW TO EAT RIGHT HOW TO EAT RIGHT Oladeji Showunmi Consume three healthy meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner); keep in mind that dinner does not have to be the largest meal. The majority of food consumed should be healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products. Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts (with a focus on beans and nuts) in your diet. Select foods that are low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars; read labels carefully because the first listed items on the labels contain the highest concentrations of ingredients. Control portion sizes; eat the smallest portion that will satisfy hunger and then stop eating. • Healthy snacks are acceptable in moderation and should include items such as fruit, whole grains, or nuts to satisfy hunger while not causing excessive weight gain. Avoid sodas and sugar-enhanced drinks because they contain too many calories; diet drinks may not be a good choice because they make some people hungrier and increase food consumption. Avoid eating a large meal before going to bed to reduce gastroesophageal reflux and weight gain. • If a person is angry or depressed, eating will not help and may worsen the underlying problems. Avoid rewarding children with sugary snacks; this can become a lifelong habit for some people. Avoid heavy meals during the summer, especially on hot days. Vegetarianism has been promoted as a healthy lifestyle and weight loss; vegetarians should consult with their doctors to ensure they are getting enough vitamins, minerals, and iron in their diet. Cooking foods (above 165 F) destroys most harmful bacteria and other pathogens; if you choose to eat uncooked foods such as fruits or vegetables, thoroughly wash them with running treated (safe to drink) tap water right before eating. Avoid eating any type of raw or undercooked meat.