Healthy Eating Tips


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From Our Pharmacist:  Healthy Eating Tips
Provided by Nature MadeĀ®:

The way a person lives dictates the amount of vitamins and minerals they get. Without dietary supplements, that amount is usually not enough. There’s no doubt that healthful eating habits contribute to a healthy body and mind. It’s been known for decades that what we eat over time affects our health. For example, new research findings published online in The FASEB Journal provide more evidence that if we get smart about what we eat, our intelligence can improve.  Conversely, eating a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol may contribute to poor heart health.

Eating a well-balanced diet and a variety of healthy foods is the best way to ensure good nutrition and promote overall health. However, with busy lifestyles today, it can become a challenge to get all the nutrients you need on a daily basis.  In addition to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, high fiber and low-fat foods, you can help maintain your health and support your immune system by including dietary supplements in your nutrition plan.  To ensure you are getting the right nutrients in your diet, try these simple tips.
 

  1. Fruits and vegetables provide important vitamins, minerals and free-radical fighting antioxidants necessary to protect your cells and promote normal bodily functions, including immune system function.
  2. Try to incorporate a wide range of color through your fruit and vegetable intake to maximize nutrient consumption.
  3. Select lean meats such as pork tenderloin or ground turkey. Not only are these low-fat options, but they supply complete proteins for healthy bones, muscles and skin.
  4. If meat is not a part of your diet, consider alternative protein sources such as nuts, tofu, beans and whole grains. These choices are also low in dietary fat and rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
  5. For an afternoon snack, grab a handful of almonds or walnuts. Nuts deliver protein as well as healthy fats such as the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

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