Eat unsalted nuts as a snack, on salads, or in main dishes.
Use nuts to replace meat or poultry, not in addition to these items. According to researchers, replacing one serving a day with nuts or a low-fat dairy can lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes.
At the Office: Because nuts keep you fuller than other snacks, store some in your desk for a mid-day snack.
At the Grocery Store: For the healthiest option, buy your nuts plain, with no sugar or salt added. You'll find them in the bulk section of your grocery store.
More Smart Eating TipsSmart Eating is a series of nutrition tips to help you transform your eating habits. A new tip will be added on weekdays throughout the month of October.
- Eat 3 Meals Every Day
- Focus on Balance, Variety and Proportion
- Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables
- Choose Whole Wheat Grains Instead of Refined Grains
- Switch to Fat-free or Low-fat (1%) Milk
- Lean Meats Will Keep You Leaner
- Eat Seafood at Least Twice a Week
- Eat Beans, Peas or Soy Products as a Main Dish
Learn more about healthy eating on October 26, 2012 at WomenCare First Annual Day of Health: Be Strong, Be Happy, Be Healthy. Registered Dietitian Ann Marie Smokowski will present “Anti-Inflammatory Eating: The Mediterranean Lifestyle.” Click here for details.