The best way to keep your heart healthy, maintain ideal body weight, fuel for your exercise, maintain healthy levels of cholesterol and blood sugar is to eat a healthy meal plan (diet) of more plant based food choices. As an example I like to consume more “clean” foods that are in their most natural state. My “go to” for lunch and/or dinner is a fresh salad, with a variety of vege and fruit choices added to a fresh mix of green lettuce without commercial salad dressing. Many salad dressings contain hidden calories, high in sodium, and high in fats. Substitute salad dressing with Balsamic vinegar, a little olive oil, lemon juice and pepper.
Fiber is also very important in maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. If your blood sugar stays consistent during the day, you will feel less hungry and avoid high sugar cravings. Foods such as steel cut oats,seeds, nuts, berries, beans, broccoli, avocados, and whole grains and more filling are high in fiber. These types of healthy food choices added to your nutritional plan will keep you feeling more full throughout the day verses highly refined white flour carbohydrates that will make you hungry sooner.
If you want to lose weight, lower cholesterol, maintain healthy blood sugar levels, then high fiber, nutrient dense food choices should be incorporated into your healthy nutritional plan.