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Nutritious Foods & Physical Activity

"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."

                                                                                                   1 Corinthians 10:31 

Mary 1

Happy Spring,

Choosing nutritious foods and getting enough physical activity can make a real difference in our health. I am sharing below 10 tips to healthful eating from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (www.eatright.org). I hope that you find one or two tips that fit in your lifestyle.

1. Eat Breakfast:  Start your morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

2. Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables:  Fruits and veggies add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber to your plate. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables your daily goal.

 3. Watch Portion Sizes: Get out the measuring cups and see how close your portions are to the recommended serving size. Use half your plate for fruits and vegetables and the other half for grains and lean protein foods. To complete the meal, add a serving of fat-free or low-fat milk or yogurt.

4. Read Food Labels:  Reading the nutrition facts panel can help you shop and eat or drink smarter.

5. Eat Healthy Snacks: Snacks can sustain your energy levels between meals. Choose from two or more of the food groups: grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and protein.

6. Drink More Water:  Quench your thirst with water instead of drinks with added sugars.

7. Dine Out without Ditching Goals:  You can eat out and stick to your healthy eating plan! The key is to plan ahead, ask questions and choose foods carefully.

8. Reduce Added Sugars:  Foods and drinks with added sugars can contribute empty calories and little nutrition. Review ingredients on the food label to help identify sources of added sugar.

9. Eat Seafood Twice Week:  Fish and shellfish contains a range of nutrients including healthy

omega-3 fats.

10. Slow Down at Mealtime: Sit down and focus on the food you're about to eat. Enjoying the taste and textures of foods can have a positive effect on your food intake.

Happy, Healthy Eating,

Mary

 

Last Published: April 12, 2019 1:29 PM
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