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Published on April 28, 2017

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5 Healthy Food & Nutrition Tips

Healthy eating tips - granola and fruitEating healthy isn’t easy. Especially when there are a lot of family activities or a demanding career is involved. Dedicate yourself to a healthier lifestyle by trying a few simple food and nutrition tips. You may just want to make them permanent in your everyday routine.

  1. Eat Breakfast - Start your day with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. If you don’t have time in the morning, plan ahead by grocery shopping or knowing convenient food places that offer healthier breakfast options.
  2. Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables - Don’t forget your fruits and veggies! Make sure to add a variety of color, texture and flavor to your plate. Start small by adding one serving per meal every day.
  3. Drink More Water - With the weather starting to heat up it’s important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Try adding fresh fruit and/or cucumber to your water to give it some added flavor without the added sugar.
  4. Eat Seafood Twice a Week - Eating seafood is recommended at least twice a week, so go ahead and try it! Fish is full of omega 3 fatty acids, which help lower your risk for heart disease.
  5. Experiment with More Plant-Based Proteins - Try including one meatless meal per week. Salad bars offer a large variety of beans, nuts and other plant-based protein such as quinoa. Eating more plant-based protein can help lower your cholesterol. Just remember to go easy on the salad dressing, or choose olive oil and vinegar for a healthier option.

Don’t overwhelm yourself by trying everything at once. It is helpful to start small by trying one healthy change in your busy lifestyle; that may encourage you to try another when you’re comfortable. Remember, dedication to a healthier lifestyle will lead to a stronger, better you.

The information in Healthy Living Online is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation, or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.

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