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How should I choose foods when following the Traffic Light eating style?

When following the Traffic Light eating style, choose green-light foods daily or often. Green-light foods are high in fiber and low in sugar and unhealthy fats. Some examples of green-light foods are whole-grain breads and cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and lean meat and other proteins.

Choose yellow-light foods weekly or sometimes. Yellow-light foods are often made with refined grains, have a small amount of added sugar, and contain moderate amounts of fat. Some examples of yellow-light foods are white bread, muffins, bagels, 2% milk, cheddar cheese, and peanut butter.

Choose red-light foods monthly or rarely. Red-light foods are generally processed, contain high amounts of sugar and fat, and have very little or no fiber. Some examples of red-light foods are donuts, French fries, ice cream, and chicken nuggets.

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