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3 Small Shifts with a Big Impact

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3 Small Shifts with a Big Impact

Good food, like timeless fashion, neednít be complicated. The secret to eating well with minimal effort is to base your diet on simple, whole foods that contain a wide variety of nutrients — and a satisfying range of flavors and textures.

The synergy of nutrients packaged in a single whole food far surpasses anything a single nutrient can offer, says Hana Abdulaziz Feeney, MS, RD, a nutrition counselor at the University of Arizona in Tucson. “If you think one antioxidant is important, think of the hundreds of antioxidants in something as simple as beans. Add in the fiber, and you’ve far exceeded anything you can expect from almost any other food.”

And so it is that by making just three simple food shifts — eating beans more often, emphasizing more healthy fats, and limiting your intake of refined grains in favor of other healthy, complex carbs — you can enjoy an astonishingly wide and powerful range of health benefits. And they can help you drop excess weight, too.

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By Catherine Guthrie, Experience Life

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4:10AM PDT on May 23, 2013

Thanks for sharing - I agree with everything except eating the fish and lean meat...I'm vegetarian and have never needed those things in my diet to be healthy!

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been there, done that, still fat !

4:45AM PST on Jan 11, 2013

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