Top 8 Nutrition Tips
- Choose Fresh Foods: Fresh foods are not frozen or preserved in any way. They are sourced locally and are able to retain their nutritional value and flavor while being thoughtfully prepared that very day.
- Eat Fruits and Veggies: Go for color and variety—dark green, yellow, orange, and red. Choose fruits and vegetables to go with each meal.
Choose Lean Protein: Protein rich foods can help to reduce reflux and keep blood sugar levels stable while supporting healthy muscles and your immune system. Lean proteins include fish, skinless chicken, turkey, and plant protein such as soybean.
Include Healthy Fats: Eating fats doesn’t necessarily make you fat. Many immune supportive vitamins require some fat in the diet for proper absorption. Plant fats are best, such as olive oil, canola oil, nuts and avocado. Fish, including salmon and tuna, have healthy omega 3 fats that are good also.
Eat Breakfast Every Day: Those who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely be a healthy weight and more productive at work. Aim for a balanced, high fiber and protein focused meal.
Don’t Skip Meals: Three balanced meals keep your energy up for the day and can keep you from overeating or craving sweets. It’s essential for weight control and especially weight loss, to act on the feedback your body gives you about when and how much you need to eat.
Stay Hydrated: Our bodies are made up of 60% water. Water helps systems run smoothly, optimize metabolism, boosts energy levels and promotes good digestion.
- Watch Your Portions: Serving sizes have ballooned recently, particularly in restaurants. Using small plates at home will help you think in realistic terms. Use visual cues like a deck of cards for your protein or a CD case for your bread.