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Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. It’s about feeling great, having more energy, stabilizing your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible. All of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works for you.
Fruits and vegetables are the foundation of a healthy diet. They are low in calories and nutrient-dense, which means they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Some supplements and nutrition are also provided with this benefit.
Try to eat more colorful fruits and vegetables every day and with every meal. Colorful, deeply colored fruits and vegetables contain higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and different colors provide different benefits, so eat a variety. Aim for a minimum of five portions each day.
Many Green Vegetables such as broccoli and Chinese cabbage are just a few of the options. All are packed with calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and vitamins A, C, E, & K.
Naturally sweet vegetables—such as corn, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, yams, onions, and squash, add healthy sweetness to your meals and reduce your cravings for other sweets.
The fruit is a tasty, satisfying way to fill up on fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Berries are cancer-fighting, apples provide fiber, oranges and mangos offer vitamin C, and so on.