Healthy Nutrition Tips
Making sure what we eat on a regular basis is right in terms of fueling our bodies appropriately, and being good for our long term health, can be a challenge for some. We tend to set healthy goals, but often find ourselves drifting away from the healthy habits we have established. Magruder Dietitian, Kim Leneghan, MS, RDN, LDN, offers a few tips to gently guide us back to the healthy goals and habits that help us feel better and live better.
- Trying to add a new healthier habit such as drinking more water? Combine it with a daily practice you already do without thinking much of such as brushing your teeth. Every morning have an 8oz glass of water ready to drink right after you brush.
- Need a pick me up at 10am, instead of coffee (or a cookie) reach for a pre measured handful of nuts and dried fruit. The combination of fats, protein and carbs will keep you full and awake until lunch. And you might even notice stronger nails thanks to the magnesium in the nuts.
- Ditch the overly processed vegetable oil for mild flavored avocado oil, even in baking!
- 6. 4 grams of sugar equals 1 teaspoon. Pick snacks and beverages with less than 8 grams of sugar.
- Eat a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Most Ohioans average only 1 of each per day.
- Craving something sweet or salty, set a timer for 20 minutes and wait it out. Chances are it'll pass.