Healthy Eating Habits

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Healthy Eating Habits

Here are some behavior patterns worth forming.

Don't skip meals
You know skipping meals can leave you ravenous-and may even pack on pounds-but putting off eating could also raise your heart disease risk. Experts at the USDA Agricultural Research Service found that people who ate most of their food between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. had higher cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels than those who consumed three square meals with the same number of calories since night eaters tended to reach for higher-calorie, nutrition-light foods. In addition, your body can only absorb a certain amount of nutrients in one sitting (the rest pass through your system), so you'll get a lot more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants by spreading out your intake than you will chowing down on everything at once.

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