Are you in control of your nutrition?
Food can be many things to many people: sustenance, solace, pleasure, entertainment, or addiction. But the main purpose of food is to fuel your body’s activities.
Food can be many things to many people: sustenance, solace, pleasure, entertainment, or addiction. But the main purpose of food is to fuel your body’s activities. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we wanted to share a few healthy nutrition tips to ensure you and your family stay in your best health. See below the things you can start doing to achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
- Choose good carbs, not no carbs. Whole grains are your best bet.
- Pay attention to the protein package. Fish, poultry, nuts, and beans are the best choices.
- Choose foods with healthy fats, limit foods high in saturated fat, and avoid foods with trans fat. Plant oils, nuts, and fish are the healthiest sources.
- Choose a fiber-filled diet, rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.
- Eat more vegetables and fruits. Go for color and variety—dark green, yellow, orange, and red.
- Calcium is important. But milk isn’t the only, or even best, source.
- Water is best to quench your thirst. Skip the sugary drinks, and go easy on the milk and juice.
- Eating less salt is good for everyone’s health. Choose more fresh foods and fewer processed foods.
- Moderate drinking can be healthy—but not for everyone. You must weigh the benefits and risks.
- A daily multivitamin is a great nutrition insurance policy. Some extra vitamin D may add an extra health boost.
If it’s time for a check-up or you’d like to learn more about our Healthy Lifestyle services, schedule your appointment today by calling (760) 942-0118 or visit our Patient Portal.