Living a heart-healthy lifestyle can be challenging, especially if you don’t know where to begin. When I speak to clients, their biggest concern always seems to be what foods to eat. With so many conflicting messages, sometimes it is overwhelming.
As a registered dietitian, I’m constantly thinking about how the food we eat impacts our health and the health of our children. A child’s first foods can heavily influence their growth and development, as well as their food preferences later in life.
When it comes to successfully managing diabetes, consistency is key. As a registered dietitian, I recommend a lifestyle approach that includes physical activity, blood sugar management and monitoring, and meal planning.
Fat often gets a bad rap when it comes to a healthy diet, but good fats, like those found in avocados, can often help make a healthy diet, even healthier.
As children grow and develop during their first two years of life, their flavor preferences are heavily influenced both by breastfeeding and the first foods that are introduced into their diets. Fresh avocados appear to be one of the most ideal first foods available. In addition to being nutrient dense, avocados’ neutral flavor and smooth, creamy consistency makes them an ideal first food for babies.
If you are like any of the individuals with diabetes I’ve been counseling for more than a decade then you may also be frustrated with the same two common challenges to following a meal plan: hunger and boredom.
It’s time to stop fearing fat! Good fats, like those found in avocados, can be part of a well-balanced diet, especially when combined with other important nutrients like fiber.
Creamy, ripe avocados are my favorite way to top a salad–and I wouldn’t want to live in a world without guacamole! But since joining the Avocado Goodness Community, I’ve realized that I hadn’t been giving this super-versatile fruit its due.