Healthy Living A to Z: N is for Nutrition

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

It concerns me to see food portrayed as the enemy in popular culture. Food is fuel. We must consume good quality fuel to keep our bodies running properly and efficiently.

One way to do this is by cutting down on overly processed packaged foods and including more healthy, whole food in our meals, including fruit, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, lean minimally processed meats and healthy fats. A good variety of fruit and vegetables are especially important and most of us never get enough.

Start by eating a rainbow. Focus on a variety of bright colored, fresh produce and you will get a variety of important nutrients the body needs. Add lean animal protein or vegetable protein and fiber and you will be off to a good start.

The good news is there is help – not only from nutritionists, but also from a wide variety of books and websites. The federal government is a good place to start. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and MyPlate.gov provide helpful nutrition information.

5 thoughts on “Healthy Living A to Z: N is for Nutrition”

    1. Thanks Mtetar. It’s been awhile since I’ve heard from you. How are you?
      Bob is doing well. He survived the move and is much more relaxed and rested here. He is still getting used to navigating new surroundings. He’s grabbed my hand pretty tight a few times but said to tell you he hasn’t broken it yet 🙂 His vision is actually improving but very slowly. Thank you for your prayers.

      1. Amen Oh wow God is truly Good and loves us all. What Great News. Thank you for sharing and Be Blessed. Best regards to Bob. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  1. I love the idea of eating a ‘rainbow’ of food. Years ago I saved a recipe for a CHAKRA Salad that incorporated veggies of all different colors. I tend to crave certain colored foods at certain times as well which is always interesting to me (e.g. pumpkin, sweet potatoes, mangoes, etc.) Great post!

    1. Thank you for the comment. Bob and I took a class called Eat Your Colors given by the dietician at a local grocery store years ago. The information was a great help to us when beginning the gluten free life. Focusing on a variety of colors of fresh stuff also makes for a very pretty, colorful plate.

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