November 2019

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Health Capsule

Healthy Eating Special Issue

Healthy eating is one of the best ways to prevent or delay health problems. What you eat helps shape how you feel and how your body performs. But how do you eat best for your health? Learn about how to reach your healthy eating goals in NIH News in Health’s special issue on healthy eating.

Eating well, along with getting enough physical activity, can help you lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other health problems. But our scientific understanding of what’s healthy to eat and drink is continuously evolving. These changes can be confusing.

Still, the basic ideas have been consistent over time. Healthy eating means getting a variety of foods, limiting certain kinds of carbs and fats, watching out for salt, and being aware of your portion sizes.

To reach your goals, experts advise making small, gradual changes. It can be a lot easier than you might think to make smart, healthy choices. It takes just a little planning.

Read more in the new special issue. It’s available in English and Spanish. Two other special issues are also available: senior health and parenting.