Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Sep 18, 2017 Tip

September is National Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month, which promotes the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends consuming a variety of vegetables and fruits (especially whole) daily. Consuming the servings allowed in your Diet Center program will help you meet this recommendation easily.

You should also keep the key word “colorful” in mind when choosing your fruits and vegetables. The bright, bold colors are reflections of the range of vitamins, minerals, and other healthy compounds that are beneficial to the body. Compounds with antioxidant properties help reduce the risk for certain types of cancers, help maintain memory function, help maintain healthy aging, and help maintain eye, bone, and heart health. Fruits and vegetables can also help protect you from Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Selecting a rainbow of fruits and vegetables will help you obtain a wider variety of beneficial nutrients.

Follow your Diet Center program to continue filling half of your plate with fruits and vegetables. Focus on making colorful choices of fruits and vegetables to try to obtain many nutrients that will benefit your body!