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Spring into Better Habits: Health

Health Tips

Staying healthy takes time, effort, and the ability to recognize how much or little we know or understand about a topic. As Librarians, we can point you in the direction of reliable places to obtain health information, but we encourage you to ask your health professional questions!

Heart Healthy Eating - The Dash Diet

Courtesy of Ohio Health (Tips and Image): How to Incorporate Healthy Foods Into your Diet

1. When shopping at the grocery store, focus on foods found along the perimeter. Fresh foods, lean meats, and non-processed foods are located here.

2. Always check the nutrition facts of your food for sodium content. Most frozen meals contain nearly half your day's sodium content. Most frozen meals contain nearly half your day's sodium content. Try to opt for options with less sodium to reduce risk of hypertension.

3. Select non-starch vegetables, such as green beans, broccoli, spinach, and squash! These vegetable will be full of fiber and essential nutrients.

4. Focus on the lean cuts of meat. Instead of purchasing beef or pork, utilize chicken and turkey as healthier options. These meats have less cholesterol and fat.

5. Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of healthy fats. Try adding nuts or seeds to your salad or stir fry!

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