3 Ways To Eat More Nutrient Dense Foods

3 Ways To Eat More Nutrient Dense Foods

If you are thinking about New Year resolutions, healthy eating is always a popular resolution. Today, we will discuss how you can work more nutrient dense foods into your diet. Nutrient dense foods are foods that contain beneficial and often under-consumed nutrients and have little of the ingredients known to negatively affect health. Here are 3 ways to eat more nutrient dense foods.

3 Ways To Eat More Nutrient Dense Foods

Read Labels. Nutrient dense foods are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, and don’t have a lot of added ingredients or saturated fat. Great examples are produce (fresh or frozen), whole grains, fish and lean meats, beans, nuts and seeds. Becoming comfortable with reading nutrition labels is essential to becoming a healthier consumer. If you do not know where to begin, set up a consultation with a registered dietitian nutritionist. They can help you navigate the grocery store and make better choices.

Simple Swaps. Look at what you are already eating and see where you can make swaps instead of eliminating foods. Swap white bread and rice for whole grain bread and brown rice, upping your fiber intake. Replace sugary drinks with water or seltzer. When adding toppings to pizza, sandwiches or other meals, consider how you can add another veggie.

Snack Better. Snacks are vital to staying satisfied between meals and not setting yourself up for failure. Making snacks nutrient dense is a genius way to get more nutrition between meals. Swap chips for crunchy veggies and dip in hummus for extra fiber. Replace sour cream in dips with nonfat Greek yogurt. Pop your own popcorn for delicious flavor and whole grains.

At KareBoost Health, we believe a healthy lifestyle can be accessible and enjoyable for every family. Come in today to learn more about what we offer, and how we can help you succeed in 2020!

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