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Little Habits, Huge Health Payoffs

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10-Second Eat-Healthy Moves

  • Order veggie soup. Starting a meal with it can reduce your total calorie intake by 20 percent.
  • Display fruit. Putting it in plain sight inspires good-for-you noshing.
  • Drink water, not soda. Swapping it three times a week will save you about 21,216 calories a year.
  • Ask for a side salad. Compared with those who skip their veggies, you'll benefit from higher levels of folic acid and vitamins C and E.
  • Trade salt for a lemon squeeze. Taking half a teaspoon of salt from your diet every day can help reduce your heart disease risk by 25 percent.

 

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, November 2007.

 

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