MayoClinic.com Highlights 20 Tips for Healthy Eating

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Healthy eating doesn't need to be boring or tiresome. Flavorful food combinations, fresh cooking ideas and a creative spirit can liven up meals and snacks. A new feature on MayoClinic.com provides simple tips to keep healthy eating interesting and enjoyable.

Healthy eating doesn't need to be boring or tiresome. Flavorful food combinations, fresh cooking ideas and a creative spirit can liven up meals and snacks. A new feature on MayoClinic.com provides simple tips to keep healthy eating interesting and enjoyable.

Here is a sampling of tips featured on MayoClinic.com to help individuals eat healthier:

-- Experiment with new foods and combinations. Try mango or peach slices on whole wheat toast with a little peanut butter and honey.
-- Try something new for breakfast. Munch on leftover vegetable pizza or make a smoothie blended from exotic fruits, low-fat yogurt and a spoonful of wheat germ.
-- Add crushed bran cereal or unprocessed wheat bran to baked products, such as meatloaf, breads, muffins, casseroles, cakes and cookies.
-- Grill fresh vegetables for a quick and healthy side dish. Cut vegetables into 1/2-inch slices or large chunks and baste with a light salad dressing or brush them with canola or olive oil. Grill until tender, turning only once.
-- Take advantage of ready-to-use foods. Fresh bagged salads, frozen vegetables, low-fat deli meats, whole wheat pasta, whole grain breads, and fresh and canned unsweetened fruits take only minutes to prepare.
-- For breakfast on the go, munch on dry, ready-to-eat cereal with a banana and drink a small carton of low-fat or skim milk.

In addition to nutrition and lifestyle tips, MayoClinic.com provides users with an interactive Healthy Weight Pyramid tool. The new tool focuses on your age, weight and height to determine a targeted daily calorie goal.

About MayoClinic.com
Launched in 1995 and visited more than 13 million times a month, this award-winning Web site offers health information, self-improvement, and disease management tools to empower people to manage their health. Produced by a team of Web professionals and medical experts, MayoClinic.com gives users access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,500 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.

MayoClinic.com offers intuitive, easy-to-use tools such as "Symptom Checker" and "First-Aid Guide" for fast answers about health conditions ranging from common to complex; as well as an A-Z library of more than 850 diseases and conditions, in-depth sections on 24 common diseases and conditions, 16 healthy living areas including food and nutrition, recipes, fitness and weight control, videos, animations and features such as "Ask a Specialist" and "Drug Watch." Users can sign up for a free weekly e-newsletter called "Housecall" which provides the latest health information from Mayo Clinic. For more information, visit http://www.mayoclinic.com.

To obtain the latest news releases from Mayo Clinic, go to http://www.mayoclinic.org/news. MayoClinic.com (http://www.mayoclinic.com) is available as a resource for your health stories.

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