If you aren’t already aware, this month (National Nutrition Month), is completely dedicated to creating awareness about nutrition and the importance of developing healthy eating habits. Keeping that in mind, we’d like you to take a moment to really think about the types of food you eat every day; what does your diet look like? While you might already be incorporating all five food groups into your day while making sure your body has the nutrients it needs to sustain itself, there is always room for improvement. See below for a few ways that you can start to improve the nutritional value of your meals:
- Make your plate as colorful as possible. Fruits and vegetables are an essential component of a healthy diet, so make an effort to incorporate them into every meal. But if you can’t, have them as a snack rather than munch on cookies and candy.
- Always go for whole grains. According to Everyday Health, you should consume at least six to eight servings of whole grains each and every day. That means during breakfast, lunch and even dinner, you should be seeking foods where whole grains are a featured ingredient.
- Include a serving of protein whenever possible. Protein is a key component of a healthy diet, so you should be seeking foods that are high in protein when deciding what you’ll eat each day.
- Avoid sugars as often as you can. Although it would be difficult to completely cut sugar out of your diet, the more you do, the better off you’ll be.
Here at Chip’s Family Restaurant, we understand what an important role nutrition plays in our overall health. Did you know that part of our menu is completely dedicated to healthy options? For more information about the healthy foods we offer at our Fairfield, Trumbull, Orange and Wethersfield locations, click here or visit us in person today!