smart choices

The Montclare Senior Residences Healthy Eating Blog

By Kathy Nuss, Pacific Management.

Making small changes that impact your health!

More and more studies are showing that turning to a plant base diet can help in so many areas of our health.

That is not to say that we should become vegetarians or vegans, but increasing our intake of vegetables and fruits. New studies show that adding broccoli and cauliflower will help decrease plaque build up in the carotid artery. Small changes can make a huge impact.

Start with substituting some side dishes with fresh cooked vegetables. If you are not used to vegetables, try including vegetables in with rice, soups, pastas, stews, etc.

Adding more vegetables and fruit will impact other serious conditions associated with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Try new vegetables, become adventurous. The more colors and variety will hopefully keep you motivated to maintain the healthy changes.

In the summer look for local farmers markets. Not only are they great places to purchase fresh produce but fun to walk around and enjoy the variety of the choices.

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