Three tips from leading doctors in nutrition in medicine – Neal Barnard, M.D., David Katz, M.D., and Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D. – are basics that bear repeating. These tips are from a recent International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine.
- Adopt a plant-based diet. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, beans, seeds and whole grains is best for your body. It also provides lots of different options and flavors. Barnard, Katz and Esselstyn recommend opting for nutrient-dense, plant-based foods instead of counting grams of fat, carbohydrates and protein.
- Consume six servings of steamed dark leafy green vegetables each day. A few options are kale, Swiss chard, spinach, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Balsamic vinegar helps bring out micronutrients in greens.
- Keep your body moving. Aim to move at least 30 minutes every day.