Getting a good dose of nutrients
You can take in a good dose of the various nutrients by consuming a balanced and nutritious diet on a daily basis. You may find the following useful when trying to increase your vitamin and mineral intake:
Keep it colourful
Eating a colourful diet that is loaded with many different coloured fruits and vegetables is sure to give your body a boost of nutrients. Examples of colourful vegetables include carrots, peppers, cabbage, tomatoes, strawberries, watermelon, mangoes and pumpkin. In addition to vitamin and minerals, colourful fruits and vegetables are often loaded with antioxidants – another great nutrient for your health!
Prepare your own meals
Prepare your own meals instead of ordering out or getting someone else to prepare them for you. Take charge of the cooking process and choose to use methods of cooking that do not destroy most of the nutrients contained in food. For example, opt to grill instead of deep fry, and avoid overcooking your foods.
Use high quality ingredients
Preparing your own meals is a great way to ensure that only the freshest and best quality of food is used during the preparation process. Buy your fruits and vegetables wisely by knowing on which days your local supermarket stocks up on the fresh produce!
Consult a professional
Always consult a dietician if you require assistance in putting a balanced meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet
Chat to your doctor about whether it is necessary for you to be taking supplements for your age category.
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