In honor of National Nutrition Month, take five minutes and see if you are getting enough fruit and vegetables in your diet. If you get about two cups of fruit and two and a half cups of vegetables per day, then you are on track! If you are not hitting those numbers, try to make that your goal. Read the tips below from Registered Dietitian, Elizabeth Batalao, Community Hospital Long Beach, on ways you can add fruits and vegetables to your everyday diet.
As a registered dietitian, I understand making the right food and nutrition choices is a necessary part of daily life — but often finding the best, and most accurate, information can be confusing. Don’t be discouraged, it is possible to develop a plan that emphasizes a balance of food and promotes healthy eating. A great resource to use as you build a healthy plate and promote positive lifestyle changes, is the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Research studies, and breaking news about food and nutrition, appear in headlines almost every day. With so many changes, it can be difficult to tell which recommendations are based on strong scientific evidence. Registered dietitians are food and nutrition experts and can help translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. Start with these simple tips of adding fruits and vegetables to start creating your healthy eating plan.
Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
To start your healthy eating plan, try incorporating these tips into your everyday diet. Encourage family members and friends to join you and share your experiences with each other for motivation.
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