Being there starts with healthy eating

Fuel. Medicine. Love.

Food is all these things and more.

Eating a healthy diet gives us the building blocks to be present for life’s precious moments. It can also help our children grow stronger and be more focused in school. All of this adds up to our living longer, fuller lives. Although the basics of healthy eating are simple, it isn’t always easy to do. Knowing what kind of fuel is best for your body is a great place to start.

Fruits: Fresh fruits are best, but frozen, canned or dried fruit also deliver important vitamins and nutrients.

Vegetables: The wide variety of vegetables—beans, carrots, corn, salads—can win over even the pickiest eater.

Dairy: Fat-free and low-fat milk, yogurt and cheeses provide essential calcium.

Whole grains: Whole-grain breads, pastas and cereals are high in vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants and fiber.

Protein: Proteins like fish, chicken, beans and lentils help fuel your body and maintain a healthy weight.

Sources: CDC, Healthline

Make mouthwatering meals

You don’t have to sacrifice taste when using ingredients that are good for you —healthy food can be delicious. You can learn how to make easy and nutritious recipes with our online cooking series at www.1199SEIUBenefits.org/Wellness-Videos. If you live or work in the Bronx, take advantage of the SBH Health System’s innovative Teaching Kitchen, which offers three cooking classes with a chef who teaches healthy meal preparation, using food grown right in their rooftop garden.

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