Tuesday, June 16, 2009

WHAT TO EAT…OR NOT EAT

1144931168QKkZzX By choosing nutrient-rich foods that provide the most nutrients per calorie, we can build healthier diets and start down a path of health and wellness.  The nutrient-rich-foods way of eating, emphasizes choosing foods based upon their total nutrient package, including vitamins and minerals, instead of choosing sugar and salt.  It offers a positive foundation to help us build overall healthier eating habits and meet personal nutrition needs over a lifetime.

 

Choosing nutrient-rich foods first is a positive and realistic way to think about eating, and focuses on enjoying food, instead of avoiding it.  Because nutrient-rich foods are familiar, easy to find, and represent the food categories, achieving balance and building a healthier diet is simple and stress-free.  Selecting nutrient-rich foods and beverages first, is a way to make better choices within your daily eating plan.  Choose first among the food categories:

    • Brightly colored fruits and 100% fruit juice
    • Vibrantly colored vegetables and potatoes
    • Whole, fortified, fiber-rich grain foods
    • Low-fat and fat-free milk, cheese, and yogurt
    • Lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts
  • For additional information about healthful eating habits, contact your local registered dietitian, diet technician, registered or  medical physician.

Source: The American Dietetic Association

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for your comments. You have been putting up some awesome, awesome dishes! Keep up the good work!
    Anthony

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  2. Vitamins and minerals instead of sugar and salt? What a concept! If only people knew how good "true health" really tastes!

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  3. Thanks, Gina;good to hear from you. Let's hope we are getting our positive message out, for others, to know that "true health" really does taste good.

    For overweight individuals, research has indicated that losing, just 10% of current weight, can significantly reduce health risks such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and opens a whole new world of feeling better. I like to say: "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels."

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