Eating a variety of nutritious foods every day can help you feel good and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about how foods and beverages can help or harm your body can help you make the right choices for you and your family.
Eat More Plants
- Fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables to lower your risk of heart disease and some cancers. Fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruits and vegetables all provide the nutrients that make up a healthy diet.
- Eat more proteins from plants, such as beans, seeds and nuts. These protein sources have less saturated fat than many animal proteins and can help create a healthier planet.
- Choose more whole grains. Whole grains have more healthy fats and fiber than refined grains. Fiber is good for your health and may lower your risk of heart disease. Check the ingredients list on product labels for the words “whole” or “whole grain” as the first or second ingredient.
Limit Processed Foods and Drinks