1 Fruits and vegetables provide important vitamins, minerals and free-radical fighting antioxidants necessary to protect your cells and promote normal bodily functions, including immune system function.
2 Try to incorporate a wide range of color through your fruit and vegetable intake to maximize nutrient consumption.
3 Select lean meats such as pork tenderloin or ground turkey. Not only are these low-fat options, but they supply complete proteins for healthy bones, muscles and skin.
4 If meat is not a part of your diet, consider alternative protein sources such as nuts, tofu, beans and whole grains. These choices are also low in dietary fat and rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
5 For an afternoon snack, grab a handful of almonds or walnuts. Nuts deliver protein as well as healthy fats such as the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
6 Include antioxidant supplements in your diet. Dietary supplements can offer a great way to support your health by filling nutritional gaps. Discuss your diet and supplement needs with your doctor to ensure you take the right amounts and are getting what you need.