Meals should include foods rich in nutrients to help you maintain energy, digestive health, total body strength, and prevent or delay disease or conditions.
Maximize the power of protein for building & maintaining muscle strength.
- 20 to 30 grams of protein such as eggs, dairy, fish, poultry, lean meats, beans and nutbutter at each meal.
- Eat 2 fish meals per week-purchase small, wild fish to reduce mercury exposure.
Build your meal around protein. Start with your protein rich food(s); add vegetables or fruit and dairy, whole grains or starchy vegetables.
Vary your fruit & vegetable intake, the variety of colors will appeal to your eyes and taste buds.
Drink plenty of water each day for cognitive function, healthy blood pressure, preventing heat exhaustion, and maintaining heart health.