Reshape Your Health
Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle Just Got Easier. Simple changes in your food choices can be the first step toward a healthier you. And, since there’s no one plan that fits everyone, it’s important to develop a blueprint for healthy eating that’s packed with a variety of tasty, nutrient-rich foods and keeps your unique lifestyle in mind.
Natural cheese, like mozzarella, has a very short list of simple ingredients yet contains important blood pressure-lowering and bone-building nutrients including protein, calcium, and potassium. Choose part-skim and fat-free versions most often because full-fat cheese has more saturated fat. Eating 3 servings of dairy foods, like mozzarella cheese, each day will supply you with about 1000mg of calcium which is the recommended daily amount for most adults. Women over 50 and men over 70 years of age should aim for 1200mg per day.
Bananas are nutrient superstars with over 400mg of potassium in a medium-sized fruit. Whether you enjoy them best when the peel is slightly green or specked with spots, a banana will supply you with about 100 cals and 3 grams of fiber in addition to potassium and nutrients like vitamin C. They’re super convenient and great to take with you when you’re on-the-go because there’s no prep-work involved! If you have a few minutes to spare, blend one into a smoothie or top one with a tablespoon of peanut butter.
Almonds are an excellent source of magnesium and a great source of fiber and protein with 80mg of magnesium, 3.5gm of fiber and 6gm of protein per serving. Although almonds are high in fat, rest assured, it’s the healthy kind – unsaturated fats. While almonds are a great addition to your diet, because of their fat content, they do pack a calorie punch with ~160 cals per ¼ cup (1oz) serving. To avoid going nuts with almonds, make sure to measure your portions or choose single-serve pouches.