Spring-clean your eating habits!

While you’re on a spring-cleaning kick, why not clean up your eating habits, too? As with the rest of the house, first you need to clean out your fridge and pantry. Get rid of as many heavily processed foods as you can—snacks, beverages, meals and condiments high in added sugars, sodium and unhealthy fats (think cookies, chips, dressings, and so on). Research has linked all of these ingredients to increased risk of serious medical conditions and chronic health problems. Restock with fresh fruit, vegetables, whole (not refined) grains, and protein sources such as Greek yogurt, nuts, and beans. Organization in the kitchen is key—using labels on shelves to identify what goes there and glass storage containers. Stash less healthy items in the back and place the healthiest foods front and center (studies show this really works!). After all, if you can’t see it, how will you eat it?