3 Easy Steps to Begin Eating Right

1      Eat More Whole Grains

Eating whole grains instead of refined grains can lower the risk of many chronic diseases including:

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease

It also can help with better weight maintenance. Making simple switches in your diet can make all the difference.

Replace THAT                                                 With THIS

White bread Whole-wheat bread
White rice Brown rice
Flour pasta Whole-wheat pasta
White-bread bagels 100% whole-wheat bagels

2      Stay hydrated

Our bodies depend on water for survival. Water actually makes up over half of our body weight, so it is crucial to keep ourselves hydrated in order for our bodies to continue to function properly. Without hydration, our bodies would not be able to maintain temperature, remove waste, and lubricate our joints. Remember, “8-by-8.” Aim to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day. Fluid can include juice, tea, coffee and milk, but remember that water is the purest source of hydration.

3      Make sure your veggies and fruits are nutrient-rich

As a general guideline, the richer the color of your fruits and veggies, the better they are for you. Give these a try next time you go to the grocery store.

  • Cherries
  • Red bell peppers
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Spinach
  • Kiwi
  • Blueberries
  • Eggplant

(Source: coreperformance.com)