Nutrition Do's and Don'ts
We hear about good nutrition principles from just about anywhere. Although many of us know what we should be doing, we find putting it into practice difficult. The question remains "how do we eat healthy?" Here is a practical guide to help you improve your eating habits today!
1. Eat more fruits and vegetables. They are full of antioxidants, which may reduce your risk of certain cancers and other diseases of aging. They also contain vitamins, minerals and fiber.
2. Eat more soluble fiber. It may help lower your total & LDL “bad” cholesterol.
3. Drink more fluids. Adequate fluids are necessary to regulate body temperature, transport nutrients and oxygen around the body and carry waste products away.
4. Eat lean sources of protein.
5. Eat vegetarian meals at least twice a week. Be creative, eating vegetarian doesn't have to be boring.
6. Consume more low-fat dairy products. Many people don't get enough calcium.
7. Eat more whole grains. They are excellent sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals.
8. Avoid Trans fatty fats or partially hydrogenated oils. They increase total & LDL cholesterol levels and decrease HDL.
9. Achieve a healthy weight.
10. Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids. The omega-3 fatty acids keep the blood less sticky and less likely to clot, lowers blood pressure and keeps the skin of your intestinal tract healthy.
11. Eat more soy.Studies indicate that 25g of soy protein lowers your LDL and total cholesterol.
12. Don’t get discouraged. Be patient with yourself. Eating healthy isn't always easy. Take it one day at a time and don't get discouraged.
13. Don’t think that “everything good for you has to taste bad”. Healthy foods can taste great!
14. Don’t have a negative attitude—think positively!
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