Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Healthy Food Options

Many foods are often overlooked as healthy options to your diet. Some less common foods are great options to modify your diet or give you some new options to begin a lifestyle change.

· Beans and Lentils:
o Beans are very high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, iron, potassium, and zinc.
o Thoroughly wash canned beans with water to cut out much of the salt content for an inexpensive dinner side!
· Watermelon
o The thick peel of a watermelon keeps a lot of pesticides from reaching the flesh of the fruit.
o Watermelons are relatively low in sugar and high in vitamins C, A, potassium.
o Watermelon also can aid with fluid consumption.
· Sweet Potatoes
o Although these vegetables are thought to be very high in calories and carbs; sweet potatoes
o In actuality, sweet potatoes are a great idea to add in your diet boasting a high level of Vit. C, fiber, potassium, and betacarotene.
o Next time you are thinking of having French fries for dinner, Try cutting up some sweet potatoes and bake them as fries.

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William Milhizer, DPT, PT

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