Consume calories that provide the benefits of healthy fats, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!
Dietitian Health Tip: Supplement safety alert! Be careful of Natural Health Products such as vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathic medicines and traditional medicines (e.g. traditional Chinese medicine).
Dietitian Health Tip: Add colour to your daily food intake (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown and black).
Always read your food labels – use the percent daily value (% DV) to compare products.
Cooked spinach, kale, collard greens, green turnips, and swiss chard are rich dietary sources of lutein and zeaxanthin.
Make sure you drink enough fluid everyday – aim for at least eight 8-ounce cups of sugar free beverages each day.
Kickstart your metabolism – begin your day with breakfast and eat something every 3-4 hours.
Control your environment – keep “sometimes foods” (cookies, candy, chips, etc.) out of the house most of the time. Once in a while buy a small amount and have a treat. This allows you to indulge in a treat periodically without having it available to tempt you every day.
Most of us are aware that eating a well-balanced diet can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. What many people may not know is that this can also help reduce the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“DASH” was initiated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and is scientifically proven to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health.