American Heart Association outlines top tips for eating healthy

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KNXV_fruit_20121109134004_320_240If a commitment to healthy eating seems too tough to swallow, then start with a taste test.  Little by little, you’ll start to see a difference in how you feel and look.

“Adopting healthy behaviors — whether it’s increasing physical activity or eating healthier —happens one day at a time,” said Rachel K. Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, RD, chair of the American Heart Association’s nutrition committee and professor of nutrition and medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington. “If you devote one day to healthy eating, you will know you can do it again and learn to enjoy it!”

And those small steps can lead to bigger payoffs.

“We know from research that being exposed to healthy food means you will develop a preference for that food over time. For example, once you become accustomed to eating lower-sodium foods, you will find that foods you used to eat taste very…

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