Go Slow and Woah Foods

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Eating a balanced diet and making sure our loved ones eat healthy can be challenging. Dr. Edward Hill discusses one way to make those choices easiergo, slow and woahin todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Making healthy choices is important. Learning the difference between go, slow and whoa foods can help us make smart choices for healthier eating.

Go foods are mostly natural, without much added to them. Go foods are foods that you can eat almost anytime like fresh fruits and vegetables. An apple, baked fish and whole-grain crackers are healthy go foods. Go foods give us healthy energy and nutrients.

Slow foods have added sugar or fat. Fruit in syrup, vegetables in sauce or cheese, white bread, peanut butter and fatty meats are examples of slow foods. They should only be eaten sometimes.

Whoa foods should make you say whoa. They are the least healthy choices because they have lots of fat and calories added to them. Things with extra sugar or salt like sodas or sports drinks, or fried foods are all whoa foods.

Whoa foods should be saved for just every now and then. Filling your plate with healthy foods will make you feel great every day.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.