Top 10 Nutrition Tips for 2010
What are the 2010 10 Nutrition Tips to live by to make this year a healthful nutrition voyage?
#1 - Come back to the basic earth!! Choose fewer processed foods, eat more fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains.
#2 - Always, and I say always, EAT BREAKFAST!! Breakfast will kick start your metabolism after a night of fasting. By eating a balanced breakfast, you will actually maintain a healthier body weight than by skipping it.
#3 - Eat smaller portions!! Leave a few bites on your plate after a meal and save 100 calories.
#4 - Keep yourself hydrated (.6x your body weight= how many ounces of water you need per day) Drink only non-caloric beverages i.e. water and green tea.
#5 - Consume a lean protein source with your meals. Non-deep fried white meats and poultry are an example of a lean protein. You can also buy lean ground beef now. Eggs, beans and dairy products are also healthy sources of protein, when consumed in moderation. Soy can also provide health protein to a diet.
#6 - Choose foods, rich in fiber. You need ( 25 -35 grams of dietary fiber per day). Adding fiber to a diet is easy, just eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
#7 - Add a multivitamin with anti-oxidants into your daily routine.
#8 - Eat a total of 5 per day of fruits and vegetables.
#9 - Drink a mixture of carbohydrate and protein before and/ or after a vigorous workout.
#10 - Last but not least: Get proper rest so the body can recover and repair while you are sleeping.
If you have any thoughts or questions on these Ten Nutrition Rules please comment…
Yours in Nutrition,
About the Author:
Nancy Brown, R.D. is Memorial Health Care System’s Clinical Dietician. She is a registered dietician who performs nutrition assessments for the hospital’s patients, assists individuals with meal plans, and provides educational sessions on health topics related to healthy diet and general nutrition. Nancy earned a degree in Clinical Medical Dietetics from Morehead State University in Morehead Kentucky and a dietetic internship at the University of Cincinnati. Her favorite aspect of her job is helping people achieve their personal wellness goals. Nancy keeps her family well with the produce from her herb and vegetable garden, and hopes that you’ll follow her blog on a path to wellness.
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