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The healthiest foods

The healthiest foods can lower high blood pressure, reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels, and cut the risk of heart disease. Odds are, those same foods can also help prevent weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and some common cancers.

What's the first step to eating healthier?

Fill half your plate with vegetables and fruit, and get cooking!

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

Eat more plants

Eat unprocessed foods instead of ultra-processed foods

Unprocessed foods aren’t just more nutrient-rich than ultra-processed foods like chips, cookies, hot dogs, fries, and sugary drinks. It’s hard to overeat unprocessed foods like whole fruits and vegetables. They’re low in calorie density (calories per bite) and high in nutrient density (nutrients per calorie). Win-win.

Eat healthy fats instead of saturated fats

Healthy fats include monounsaturated fats (like avocado, canola oil, olive oil, safflower, and sunflower oil) and polyunsaturated fats (like fatty fish, nuts, seeds, soybean oil, and sesame oil).

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