1. Embrace the art of cooking.
The Slow Food movement is anchored in the belief that ingredients, flavors, and preparation matter to your health. Cooking for yourself makes you acutely aware of what you're eating, and as a result, you eat healthier. It also tastes a lot better, too.
2. Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables.
3. Focus on the perimeter of the grocery store when you shop.
4. Cut processed and fatty foods from your regular meals.
5. Go nuts on nuts.
6. Darker greens mean healthier greens.
7. Understand the meaning of label buzz words.
8. Replace candy and desserts with fresh fruit.
Processed sugar spikes your energy, but eventually leaves you feeling drained. If you're in the habit of snacking on candy throughout the day, get your sweet fix from fresh fruit.
9. Embrace unbleached flour and whole grains.
10. Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables to get the most nutritional bang for your buck.
Selecting the fruits and vegetables that correspond to the season will result in better-tasting meals and cheaper grocery bills. For example, focus on your tomato and squash dishes in the summer and beets and hearty greens like kale in the winter.