By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – I often make the point that it is important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, but it doesn’t have to be a major lifestyle change. Try to have at least one serving with each meal.READ MORE: 4 Dead, 2 Injured After Shootings At 2 Different Locations In Wilmington, Delaware
Some ideas: If you don’t normally eat many fruits and veggies, top your cereal with fresh berries or bananas; Order vegetables on your sandwich; add celery or other vegetables to a stew or sauce; have fruit for dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth instead of baked goods or ice cream.READ MORE: President Joe Biden To Visit Macungie, Pennsylvania On Wednesday
These make the transition really easy. It is just common sense.
By the way, it helps to know what you are buying. Get in the habit of looking at the nutrition label on packaged foods. You may be surprised at just how much sodium or fat some packaged foods contain.MORE NEWS: Kaylin Johnson, Teen Killed In West Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Remembered As 'Definition Of Freak Athlete'
By checking the label, you can be more aware of what you’re eating and make better choices.