Winter is over, and spring is here! We all remember to spring clean our houses, but have you thought about spring cleaning your diet? With so many fresh fruits and vegetables available, spring is a great time to clean up your diet and focus on healthier eating habits.
- Choose colorful produce to incorporate a variety of nutrients into your meals. Mix some fresh berries into a green salad and top with your favorite nuts for a sweet and crunchy meal. Or create a savory pasta salad with whole-wheat noodles, diced asparagus and tomatoes, and a zesty vinaigrette.
- Swap refined grains for whole grains like brown rice, whole-wheat pasta or quinoa. Whole grains are typically higher in filling dietary fiber rather than refined grains, and when eaten as part of a healthy diet, may help with weight management and help reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Focus on monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, like those found in salmon, avocados, olive oil and nuts. Replacing saturated fats in your diet with these good fats may help improve cholesterol levels.