Is it low fat or low carbs this week? Liquids only? No meat? Every day we're buried in an avalanche of contradictory information on how and what to eat. Forget the fads!
"To be fad-free means eating a large variety of real foods rather than looking for a magic bullet," says Lola O'Rourke, registered dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.
O'Rourke recommends cutting down on fat and sodium and pumping up our intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. "Get in the habit of using herbs and spices to add flavor instead of relying on salt," O'Rourke suggests. "Include vegetables and/or fruit at every meal and experiment with different vegetables and grains: Variety is one of the cornerstones of good nutrition -- and exploring new options keeps your taste buds satisfied, too."
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