Nutrition Editorial

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Nutrition Editorial

Assortment of  fresh fruits and vegetables

Assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables

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Assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables

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Assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables

Arianna Mestas, Events Editor, Co-Editor in Chief

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Nowadays nutrition is a hot topic. With two out of every three American adults considered overweight, healthy eating habits are more prevalent than ever. Everyone wants to eat healthier to improve their well-being. But what exactly is a healthy diet?

According to many nutritionists, eating healthy requires a balance of several food groups as just one group cannot provide the nutrients necessary for good health. The food groups include grains, fruits and vegetables, protein, dairy, fats, and sugars.

Whole grains contain antioxidants and other vitamins. Look for the words “whole” or “whole grain” on the nutritional information on the packaging of food.

Choose a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables to maximize the intake of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Eight or more servings a day is recommended by the American Heart Association. This can help prevent cancer, heart disease, and Type-2 Diabetes.

Meats, fish, and eggs are excellent sources of protein as they repair tissues in the body and contain high levels of iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Dairy is a great source of calcium and promotes healthy teeth and bones. Low-fat milk and cheese are good dairy products. Healthy fats are important for energy, brain health, and joint health.

Unsaturated fats help reduce “bad” cholesterol in the blood. Do not consume too many saturated fats as that can lead to heart disease. Sugars occur naturally in some foods so added sugar is unnecessary. Too much sugar could contribute to weight gain or heart problems.

Eat any food you like but keep it in moderation!

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