Feb 17, 2014

Eating Healthy

"Eating healthy may be easier than you think -- if you know how to separate food fact from fiction." Jessica Girdwain

Myths abound in life, and it is important to separate fact from fiction in many areas of life, but here are some facts about food.  White fruits and vegetables may not always be as vitamin-rich as their more colorful cousins, but they do contain properties that can help prevent stroke.  Canned food is not only more affordable, but it is also a rich source of vitamins -- as the produce is picked and processed right away, which preserves the nutrients.  In winter months if you live where food cannot be produced nearby, then canned food is a great value for money and nutrition.  Some nutrients, like lycopene in tomatoes, are more easily absorbed by the body after it is cooked.   Very moderate amounts of any alcoholic beverage (1 drink for women and 2 for men) can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

As caregivers, we are short on time but still need to manage our nutrition.  This can be made easier by using canned produce and eating a wide range of vegetables, with some protein, and healthy oils like olive oil.

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