Nutrition from Head to Toe!
The New Year is coming! We want you to be healthy and to have opportunities to learn about your health. We've shared some great tips below for you and your family. If you have questions or would like to learn more, call us today - 724-841-0980 x 110. There is never a charge for our services.
The food you eat affects every living cell in your body. From providing energy to padding organs, we need food for every part of our bodies. So, if you're looking for good health, try eating from head to toe...
Brain - Grains fuel your brain with complex carbohydrates.
Eyes - Leafy greens like spinach are full of lutein, which helps prevent macular degeneration.
Teeth - Dairy products provide calcium for strong teeth.
Skin - Fruit provides vitamin C to make collagen that promotes skin elasticity.
Bones - Leafy greens provide vitamin K, known for bone health.
Heart - Oranges are high in potassium, which can help lower blood pressure.
Lungs - Green leafy vegetables like kale contain multiple nutrients that may help prevent lung cancer.
Liver - Fruit provides a variety of antioxidants to protect your liver.
Kidneys - Water helps your kidneys flush out waste products.
Stomach - Citrus fruits and vegetables may inhibit H pylori growth, a cause of ulcers.
Pancreas - Green vegetables like broccoli have antioxidants to protect your pancreas.
Intestines - Yogurt contains probiotics to keep good bacteria healthy, while beans provide fiber to aid in digestion.
Legs/Feet - Nuts and seeds contain magnesium and potassium to prevent leg cramps.
Gallbladder - Oats help bind bile to prevent cholesterol production.
By Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD