Healthy Monday Tip: March 3, 2014
Go the Whole Way
Don’t depend on multivitamins to cover gaps in a poor diet. These isolated vitamins and minerals don’t provide the complex nutrient interactions of whole, unrefined foods. Unprocessed vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and beans contain the antioxidants, phytonutrients, fatty acids, fiber and more that our bodies need to function at their best.
This week, take one or two of your favorite processed foods and give them a whole foods makeover. Choose whole grain rice and bread over white, make a fresh fruit smoothie or replace instant soup with a batch of fresh vegetable soup. You will still be eating the foods you like while enjoying a nutritional boost!