Developing healthful eating habits is not so hard

Fresh fruits and veggies are satisfying mainstays.

Dietary changes require time and effort, but they may not be as hard as you think. Focus on the pleasure of eating what's healthy, and you'll automatically cut down on what's not.

The mainstays of heart-healthy eating are fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and non–red-meat sources of protein such as poultry, fish, and beans. Most people can find an array of tasty options among those foods. And what's more convenient than washing an apple or peeling a banana?

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