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Eat healthier this year with Blue365®

Many Americans make New Year's resolutions, but making a resolution and sticking to it can be two different things. One of the most popular resolutions is to eat healthier. Keeping a commitment to develop healthier eating habits can be achieved by making small changes.

These few tips can help you reach your goals in 2014:

  • Use smaller plates. Studies show that using smaller plates, bowls, and cups promotes weight loss by helping curb overeating through portion control. This change can save hundreds of calories daily.
  • Cut the salt. ┬áMany Americans consume close to twice the recommended daily amount of sodium. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diets high in salt can raise blood pressure and increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Processed foods contain the most sodium, so read labels carefully.
  • Consume more antioxidants. Antioxidants are contained in certain fruits and vegetables and help protect our bodies from damage to healthy cells. Diet is the best source of antioxidants. Look for brightly colored fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, and cherries, and deeply colored vegetables such as kale, spinach, and red bell peppers. Include these healthy choices in every meal to defend your body against infection, cancer, inflammation, and heart disease.

Blue365 can help you stay on track with your resolutions and save money with discounts to Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating®', NutriSystem®', and Jenny Craig®'. Go to www.Blue365deals.com/BCBSIL.