I have been asked alot of questions from my clients about how to combine foods to get the proper nutrients that you need. Eating a variety of foods and combining them to give the proper nutrients is the best way. Are you fiber deficient? Then add whole grains, non-starchy vegetables and fruits to your meals. Need to eat lean proteins rich foods? Then try cooking chicken with no skin, fresh water fish, pork loin and lean ground turkey. How can you increase your calcium levels? Try vit D and calcium fortified almond or rice or soy milk. Need to to get adequate omega-3 fatty acids foods? Then eat seafood, algae and fatty fish — like salmon, bluefin tuna, sardines and herring — which are some of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Substitute fish for meat a couple of times each week to get a healthy dose. Need to increase your rich source of anthocyanins and other flavonoids foods ? Choose dark ones like blackberries, blueberries and cherries which have high rich sources of anthocyanins and other flavonoids foods.
Want to learn more on how to combine the foods that we like with those that provide the nutrients we need? Then click the link below of a video by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Jessica Crandall .
For more information about National Nutrition Month go on to the website: http://www.eatright.org/nnm/#.UxEz-sRDuko
Whatever your lifestyle, a registered dietitian can help develop a personalized eating plan that fits your unique nutritional needs and tastes. Click here to see a Registered Dietitian from HEPSA Living Healthy.
See you next week when we will discuss many more ways to enjoy the taste of eating right!!
From Denine Rogers, RD, LD of HEPSA Living Healthy – www.livinghealthy1.org