Expert advice for eating healthfully is to start small and simplify recipes

Cook at home 

When you eat out or get takeout, you don't have control over what's in your food or how it's made. You can be sure that your food is good if you cook it yourself. You can also save money by cooking at home.

Cook with basic ingredients 

When you make food from scratch, you should start with whole foods like raw fruits and veggies, proteins, and whole grains. That way, you know you're eating food as it should be, with nothing added.

Avoid cooking at high temperatures 

Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can form on meat that is grilled or fried at high temperatures. Chemokines like these can change your DNA and have been linked to cancer.

Avoid deep frying 

Deep frying also results in the formation of carcinogens on the food you eat. For instance, acrylamide, which has been associated with an increased risk of cancer, can be found in potato chips and French fries.

Measure your ingredients accurately 

The right serving amount of meat and carbs like pasta and rice reduces calories. Include oil and salt in measurements. Too much can lead to too much fat or sodium.

Minimize added sugars and sweeteners 

Sugar contributes calories that are not needed. In other words, it has the potential to make you gain weight without providing you with any beneficial nutrients.

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