START WITH BREAKFAST
Think of food as fuel.
Breakfast helps you start
the day with a full tank.
People who eat this simple
meal find it aids weight
energy, and enhances
concentration. Whole-grain cereal, topped with
fruit and fat-free milk,
is full of fiber—a major
factor for good digestive
health. It provides protein
for brain function, and
antioxidants to help lower
risk of disease. Plus it’s
a breakfast with staying
power that keeps you
feeling fuller, longer.
antioxidants. So eat whole-grain cereals
and replace refined grains like white rice
or pasta, with whole-grain varieties.
Diet is key when it comes to feeling good, maintaining a healthy weight and reducing your risk of disease. According
to the USDA, essential ingredients include
whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and
low-fat milk products, along with lean
meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and
nuts. The healthiest diet is also low in
saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol,
salt, and added sugars.
Are you getting the
Allowance (RDA) for
optimum health? Check Nutrition Facts
on food labels. There you’ll find the
percentages of vitamins and minerals
contained within, along with fiber,
calorie, sugar, and fat content.
Your diet should be rich in vitamins,
minerals, whole grains, fiber, and antioxidants. But how do you make sure
you’re getting the essentials you need?
GRAINS OF GOODNESS
A diet rich in whole grains and low in
saturated fat and cholesterol may help
improve heart health and reduce your risk
of Type 2 diabetes and certain diseases
and cancers. Along with fruits and
vegetables, whole grains deliver natural
fiber that play a major role in good
digestive health. They also provide natural
THE ABC’S OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Vitamins A through K are needed for the
body to grow, repair itself, and function
properly. Minerals necessary for good
bone, hormone, and heart health include
calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and more.
; Iron is important for healthy red blood
cells that boost energy and immunity. A
deficiency can make you feel fatigued and
sluggish. Post Grape-Nuts delivers 90%
of the daily recommendation for iron.
Other sources include spinach, beans,
lean beef, lamb, and pork.
; B Vitamins like B2, also known as
riboflavin, play a key role in metabolism
and digestion; B6 is an element of nerve
and heart health; and B12 aids in proper
brain function. Post Raisin Bran is a good
source of these B vitamins, along with
eggs, brown rice, peas, and poultry.
; Calcium is vital for strong bones and
teeth, plus helps in the prevention of
osteoporosis (low bone density). Milk is
one of the best sources of this mineral, so
pour it on a bowl of 100% whole grain
Post Shredded Wheat and you’ve got a
healthful start to the day. Yogurt and
cheese are great on-the-go sources.
Non-dairy foods that are calcium-rich
include salmon, broccoli, tofu, sesame
seeds, and almonds.
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