ARTICLES / General /
Simple Tips from Registered Dietitians /
Share This Article
Simple Tips from Registered Dietitians
At least twice a week, make fish and
seafood the protein on your plate.
Keep meat and poultry portions lean
and limit to three ounces per meal.
Cut back on sodium and empty
calories from solid fats and added sugars.
Drink water instead of sugary drinks
like regular sodas, fruit-flavored drinks and
sweetened teas and coffees. Choose 100-percent fruit
Compare sodium in foods and choose
those with the least amount listed on the Nutrition
Season foods with spices or herbs
instead of salt.
Select lean cuts of meat or poultry
and fat-free or low-fat dairy products.
Use heart-healthy oils like olive,
canola and sunflower oil in place of butter or
shortening when cooking.
Giancoli recommends cooking more often
at home, where you are in control of what is in your
food. "And don't forget that exercise and healthful
eating are crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle,"
Giancoli says. "Choose activities you enjoy like going
for a walk with your family, joining a sports team,
dancing or playing with your children. If you donít have
a full 30 minutes, carve out 10 minutes three times a
day. Every bit adds up and health benefits increase the
more active you are."
As part of National Nutrition Month, the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' National Nutrition
Month Web site includes helpful tips, recipes, fun
games, promotional tools and nutrition education
resources, all designed to spread the message of good
nutrition around the "Get Your Plate in Shape" theme.
The Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association)
is the world's largest organization of food and
nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to
improving the nation's health and advancing the
profession of dietetics through research, education and
advocacy. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics