Make Smart Nutrition Choices With These Three Tips
You think you’re eating healthy, but are you? According to the Centrum National Supplements Survey, a study that looked at the nutritional habits of Canadians, three-quarters of Canadians consider themselves to be in good to excellent health; but almost the same number say they are at least somewhat concerned they might not be getting all the nutrients they need from their diets.
“For me, this data isn’t all that surprising. It falls in line with what I have been seeing for years in my practice,” says Theresa Albert, nutritional consultant and author of Ace Your Health. “Many people think they are eating a healthy diet because maybe they ate a banana at breakfast, a salad for lunch and some broccoli with dinner — but there is a big difference between just ‘squeaking by’ and optimal health.”
Theresa offers three tips to help Canadians get the nutrients they need.
1. THE FRESHER, THE BETTER.
Whether you choose conventional or organic produce, the fresher they are, the more nutrients they have. Produce from farmers’ markets trump organic produce that has been sitting around too long.
2. INCORPORATE A DAILY MULTIVITAMIN
Support filling in the gaps in your diet with a multivitamin, such as Centrum, to help get the nutrients that might be missing.
3. A HANDFUL A DAY.
Nuts, seeds and beans contain many of the nutrients hard to obtain from fruits and vegetables like zinc, magnesium and vitamin E.