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3 Things to Know About Superfoods

3 Things to Know About Superfoods

If you are trying to eat healthier, you might have heard a lot about so-called “superfoods”. Superfoods are just foods, and eating them alone will not make you healthier. However, these nutrient dense foods to an already balanced diet can have added health benefits.

Here are 3 ways to add in superfoods to an already healthy diet.

  1. Fruits and Vegetables. Produce is good for you. Filling your plate with fruits and vegetables leads to higher fiber intake, which makes you feel full longer, and offers nutrients. Some “superfood” vegetables include dark leafy greens, which are packed with fiber, antioxidants and are low in calories and carbohydrates. Try pumpkin, which is a great source of fiber and vitamin A. Canned pumpkin is convenient and just as nutritious. Berries are high in antioxidants and have been shown to lower heart attack risk in women.
  2. Protein. If you are trying to move away from red meat, beans and legumes are a great source of plant-based protein. They are also very high in fiber. Skinless poultry is usually leaner than beef. If you eat dairy, yogurt provides protein, calcium and vitamin D. Just be sure to look for options with not a lot of added sugar,
  3. Carbohydrates. Carbohydrates can be part of a healthy diet, especially whole grains. Oats, sometimes called a superfood, are a great whole-grain source of dietary fiber, and can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Are you curious to learn more about including nutrient dense foods in your diet? Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Karen today, and learn how KareBoost Health can support you in your journey towards better health!

Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach
KareBoost Health

Tips to Talk to Kids About Hunger Signals

Talk to Kids About Hunger Signals

Part of developing a healthy relationship with food is being able to accurately identify and respond to the body’s hunger signals. Many adults struggle with this. Today, we will discuss three strategies to use when talking to your children about food and hunger. With these three tips in mind, you can help them develop lifelong healthy eating habits.

Tips to Talk to Kids About Hunger Signals

  1. All Kids Can Benefit.
    Reacting appropriately to hunger signals is not a skill only for children struggling with their weight. All kids experience hunger and need your help in sorting out how to respond. Helping kids to develop healthy eating habits will serve them long after they grow up. While reducing obesity is one goal of a healthy lifestyle, it is not the focus or sole purpose of teaching kids healthy habits.
  2. Model Behavior.
    Parents are the first and most important influence in their children’s lives. This includes diet! If you want your children to have a good relationship with food, examine your own. Even if you are still working on developing healthy habits, your children will notice and follow.
  3. Have Honest Discussions.
    While you can, and should, set ground rules around food, listen to your child’s opinions and feelings. If they tell you that they really do not like spinach, instead of trying to force them to eat it, ask what other vegetables they would eat instead. Encourage kids to try new foods, and focus on the positives. Consider having your children get involved in planning out the menu for the week and preparing the dinners.

With these three strategies in mind, you and your family can approach food and diet in a new, positive way. KareBoost Health is here to support you on your journey towards wellness.

CONTACT us at info@kareboost.com or 732-860-KARE (5273) to find out how we can help you!

Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach
KareBoost Health