What’s your all-time favorite food? Now ask yourself is it good for me? That second question may have burst your proverbial food thought bubble, but it didn’t have to.
Incorporating a healthier diet doesn’t have to be painful. You don’t have to make a dramatic switch to healthier food and beverage choices, you can ease into it by adding more fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Be sure to include lean meats, fish and poultry and limit your sodium and sugar intake.
“Incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet is a great way to improve your nutrition,” said Grace Adenjii-ilesanmi, family nurse practitioner at Unum’s Chattanooga office. “Also, avoid sugary drinks and make water your drink of choice.”
Additional tips include:
- Eat breakfast – it’s the perfect time to incorporate whole grains, fruits and vegetables to fuel your day
- Portion control – it gives you more variety and prevents jumping from one diet to another
- Meal planning – this will keep you from grabbing food on impulse and save you money