Smart Nutrition: Choosing Your Food

September 14th, 2009

smart-nutritionToday we have more access to a variety of foods and more access to nutrition information than ever. While this is a great benefit, it can also be overwhelming and make choosing the right foods difficult. The following options might be beneficial when you are unsure what decisions to make when it comes to nutrition:

1. Eat Smart, Be Fit, and Live Longer. This is the mentality of those who lived in Blue Zones – areas where people lived to ages of 100 years old. Try eating a plant based diet.
2. Choose Carbs That Satisfy You. more info

If possible, focus on complex caborhydrates – whole grains, legumes, and vegetables.
3. Add Nutrients To Your Diet. Make sure you are getting your daily intake of calcium and the vitamins you need.
4. Eat Treats, But Save Them For A Special Day!
5. Do not over salt. While sodium is good, too much can lead to risk of disease.
6. Try eating foods that are good for you. Most of us know what these foods are, so implement them in your diet.
7. Portion control your meals so that you do not eat more than you should.
8. Eat good proteins. Avoid fried foods and stick with the grilled option.