Easy Solution for Healthy Living
- Simply replacing a typical restaurant or cafeteria lunch with a pre-portioned, single-serve Healthy Choice® meal without any other dietary changes or additional exercise led to decreased calorie intake and improved diet quality in 30 days. The study participants saw their diets decrease in total fat, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. While overall calories consumed per day decreased, their intake of the dairy, fruit and vegetable food groups did not change. This study shows that eating frozen, portion-controlled meals for lunch can be a convenient and effective way to decrease daily calorie intake and improve diet quality - important measures for people trying to lose weight.
- Eating canned tomatoes provides the greatest source of antioxidants to Americans' diets – more than any other non-starchy vegetable. People who eat diets rich in fruits and vegetables tend to have a decreased risk of cancer and heart disease. Researchers have not identified exactly what it is about fruits and vegetables that confer the health benefits, but it is known that fruits and vegetables contribute antioxidants to the diet. As Americans' favorite non-starchy vegetable, tomatoes provide an achievable option for those who want to increase their intake of antioxidants. Additionally, canned tomatoes are available year round providing a convenient and cost-effective way to increase antioxidant intake during any season.