Now that 2017 has come to an end, it’s time to start thinking about how to make 2018 even better, our New Year’s Resolution.

Some of the most popular resolution are: Quit Smoking, Learn Something New, Get Out of Debt, Spend More Time with Family and Being Less Stress.

This year, 2018, we are encouraging our readers to join us in building a healthier lifestyle.  First, we will have to start by eating right.

New Years: Construct Healthy Lifestyle with Hearty Foods

Constructing a Healthy Lifestyle with Hearty Foods means putting together an everyday regimen with these selections:

  • Five or more helpings of fruits and vegetables. They’re rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and little in calories. Be assured to have a variety of vegetables of all different colors — think green, orange, yellow, red, and even purple.
  • At best six servings of whole grain breads, cornflakes, and starchy vegetables. Whole grains contain extra fiber to support lower your blood cholesterol and make you feel full. Choose whole grain breads and cereals over those that contain refined white flour. Starchy vegetables include peas, corn, potatoes, and dried beans like pinto or kidney.  These vegetables will help you feel full with relatively few calories.
  • Two or more servings of low-calorie dairy products. Choose skin milk, fat-free or 1 percent curd, and low-calorie cheeses.
  • Two or more servings of meat, chicken, and sea-food. You should pick cuts of meat with little to no visible fat, and remove the skin from chicken and other poultry.
  • Sweets.  To enhance your fitness, cut back on sugary foods full of refined starches like pastries, other desserts, and sweetened cereals. They are high in calories, but provide little or no nutritious benefit.
  • Sodium Intake. Consume herbs in place of salt and limit your intake of salty foods and snacks.  
  • Skip the saturated fats. Butter, cheese, and lard can lead to clogged veins and cause heart disease. Instead, unsaturated fats like olive oil, walnuts, and avocados can really help raise your level of the “good” cholesterol high density protein or HDL, which fight against heart disease.

Together we can construct a Healthy Lifestyle with Hearty Foods by putting together an everyday regimen with the best selections: Fruits & Vegetables, Whole Grains, Low-Calorie Dairy Products, Meats Rich in Proteins, Reduced Sodium Intake and Skip Saturated Fats.

We can succeed in 2018 by being realistic about what’s possible.  All too often, we make commitments based on others expectations.  We worry too much about what others think about us.  This year we promise to be leaders, not followers.  With the right mindset we can construct a healthy lifestyle with hearty foods…Join Us…Happy New Years!