What foods should I include in my daily diet if I want to eat healthy?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Add whole grains like quinoa, oatmeal, whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole grain pasta, and whole fruits like apples, pears, berries, and melon. These foods not only keep you fuller longer, but they also have antioxidants that help protect your brain chemistry!
Cindy Gay
Nutrition & Dietetics
Fill the plate with 1/2 fruits and vegetables, 1/4 whole grains and 1/4 lean meat or substitute. Drink skim milk with all meals.

Whole fruits have more fiber than juice. Choose unsweetened fruit and citrus fruit often. Fresh, frozen or canned vegetables without added salt and fat are the best. Choose a variety of colors daily. Dried beans are the "vegetable with more"-they contain soluble fibers and iron.

Whole grains include 100% whole wheat breads, brown rice, popcorn, bulgur, whole wheat pasta, quinoa, spelt, oatmeal and whole wheat couscous.

Bake or grill meats instead of frying. Choose fish often.

Include a small amount of heart-healthy oils, like olive or canola oils and soft spread margarines made with these. Small servings of unsalted roasted nuts are beneficial.

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