Recommendations for Healthy Eating

1. Eat Real Food

One of the best ways to improve your overall health and wellness is to eat real, whole food. We advise all of our patients to get their essential nutrients from fresh, unprocessed food.

That generally means eating food that does not have a label or come out of a box, i.e. from a factory. Instead, eat real foods found in nature: lean meats & fish, vegetables, fruits & berries, natural fats & oils, nuts, and seeds. If possible, eat foods with fewer carbohydrates and as little added sugar and synthetic substitutes as possible.

The Real Food Pyramid

2. Rotate Your Foods

Another good way to improve your diet is to not eat the same food two days in a row. It is easy to get into the rut of taking healthy food — for example, oatmeal for breakfast — and eating it every day. That is not good because your body needs a variety of nutrients for sustained health and wellness.

No one food can give your body everything it needs, so make it a point to eat different foods each day.

This applies especially to protein foods like meat, pork, and poultry. Select a variety of protein foods to improve nutrient intake and health benefits, including at least 8 ounces of cooked seafood per week.

3. Eat More Vegetation

Fruits and vegetables are the richest, most bountiful sources of vitamins and minerals as well as fiber compared to other foods we eat. They contain hundreds of thousands of phytochemicals, and many of these contain disease-fighting properties that a laboratory can’t duplicate.

Most of us suffer from a daily fruit and vegetable consumption gap. Be intentional about eating more fruits and vegetables.

Time-restricted feeding (TRF) is also a good way to promote an anti-inflammatory state in your body which can help relieve joint and muscle pains. CLICK HERE for more information on this sustainable way to eat more healthily.

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