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Health Tip: Shopping for Healthier Foods

Check product labels

(HealthDay News) -- To improve your eating habits, start by shopping for healthier foods. Knowing a few key words on product labels can help you make better choices.

The New York State Department of Health suggests looking for:

  • Leaner cuts of meat. Look for the words "loin" or "round" for the leanest cuts, and opt for "select" over "prime" or "choice."
  • Skinless poultry or seafood.
  • Fat-free or low-fat dairy products.
  • Foods that are lower in fat, cholesterol and saturated fat.


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