Eating healthy is not always easy, but committing to a healthy diet can be one of the smartest decisions you make. Not only can eating well make you look and feel better, it can also save you money on future health costs.
This said, even if you intend to “eat healthy,” knowing exactly what this means can be challenging. Following a healthy diet includes choosing plenty of lean meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, whole grain and dairy products. Eating well also means leaving out or only rarely consuming foods that are high in added sugar, saturated fat and sodium. That includes most fast food, full-calorie sodas, processed snacks like chips and crackers, and anything with more amounts of sodium than there are calories in a serving.