Three Keys to Good Nutrition

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Eating a good diet is a key part of staying healthy. The food you choose to eat is a powerful influence on maintaining a good weight, staving off heart disease and a myriad of other problems. Good nutrition need not be complicated or difficult. Just follow some easy tips to keep on the right track.

Stay away from processed foods as much as possible. Processed foods contain fewer nutrients and often have higher levels of fat and sodium. Stick to freshly prepared meals using wholesome foods whenever possible.

Eat your vegetables. If you emphasize plants in your diet you will benefit in many important ways.  Plant-centered diets are lower in fat and calories and are packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals which are essential to good health.

Drink in moderation. One or two glasses of wine at dinner are recommended and can have health promoting benefits. However, binging on alcohol can have serious effects on your liver, not to mention it is loaded with calories. So try moderate drinking whenever possible.

Good nutrition gives you the energy and vitality to power through your day, so get on the right path for a healthier tomorrow.

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