General Tips for Getting Daily Nutrients

General Tips for Getting Daily Nutrients

* Eat a variety of foods.
* Read food labels and choose foods that are low in fat, sodium and cholesterol, and high in fiber.
* Limit alcohol consumption to one drink a day or less. It's high in calories and can rob your body of important nutrients. For example, one ounce of beer has about 12 calories, one ounce of wine has about 20 calories.
* Buy only the amount of fresh foods you can eat within a few days.
* Cook ahead and freeze meals so you have some nutritious choices on hand.
* Eat regularly. Set an alarm if you need a reminder.
* Add spices and flavorings to improve the flavor of your meals.
* See your doctor regularly. Talk with your doctor if you plan to make any dietary changes and ask if the medications you take affect your appetite or your need for vitamins and minerals. Seek nutrition help if you need it. Ask about nutrition programs at local hospitals, health departments, churches or synagogues, or social service agencies.