Nutrition Tips

Fill your daily diet with as many nutrient dense foods as possible and you’ll feel great!

Some tips on how to do this:

1.  Consume at least one dark leafy green everyday such as spinach, chard and kale.  These leafy greens contain:spinach

  • Vitamin A- for healthy eyes and skin
  • Vitamin C- helps protect cells and keeps them healthy; is necessary for the maintenance of healthy connective tissue; helps wound healing
  • Vitamin K- helps your body heal wounds; maintains your blood vessels and keep your bones healthy; helps in preventing fractures (especially in women after menopause).

Dark leafy greens are also a great source of calcium and iron.  They can be added to protein shakes, sautéed with olive oil and garlic or thrown into soups and stews.

2.  Include fibre in your diet not only to keep you regular but to also make you feel full longer and to flax seedmaintain a healthy weight.  Be sure to consume both soluble fibre (found in oat bran, nuts, seeds and legumes) and insoluble fibre (found in veggies, wheat bran and whole grains).

omega-3's3.  Since our bodies cannot make Omega-3 fatty acids we must get them through our diet.  We need these healthy fats for our cardiovascular system, brain function, joint health and mood. They reduce inflammation and lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and are important for brain memory and performance and behavioral function. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in foods like fatty fish such as salmon, and some nuts and seeds such as flax and walnuts.

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