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The basics

What does “healthy eating” mean? The healthiest diets don’t just pile on the plants (like fruits and vegetables). They also limit ultra-processed foods, red and processed meats, salt, unhealthy fats, added sugars, and refined carbs.

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Healthy eating 101

The healthiest foods

Want to cut your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, weight gain, and more? Eat more plant foods that make up the base of a healthy, DASH-style way of eating.

Start here
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Sugar, salt, etc.

What to avoid

Keeping a lid on added sugar, white flour, salt, and unhealthy fats? You’re well on your way.

Are you overdoing it?

Want to learn more about how to reduce your risk of disease?

Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, many cancers...the list goes on. Here's how eating healthy can cut your risk of disease.

Preventing disease
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