Healthy Eating & Nutrition

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A healthy diet and proper nutrition involve maintaining a well-balanced diet. It's crucial to add variety to your meals so your body can also absorb the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay in great shape.

Balanced meals sustain your energy, so you can perform your activities throughout the day. Proper nutrition aids your body's organs and systems in carrying out their functions. It also helps your body develop normally and heal quickly.

Additionally, ensuring you are eating proper meals enables you to maintain a sound mind and a healthy weight, which is critical to preventing illnesses related to diet.

Tips for Healthy Eating

Planning meals, especially if you're also the head of a household, can be tough. You must keep in mind varying dietary requirements and personal preferences.

To make healthy eating more manageable, planning meals ahead of time helps. Getting children started with healthy eating, which includes servings of fruits and vegetables, will help them become accustomed to more food options.

These colorful fruits and leafy greens are also rich in vitamins and minerals beneficial for their developing bodies. Here are some tips to help you get started with planning healthy meals:

  • Include whole grains. Visualize a circular plate with 1/4 of it consisting of whole wheat, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, oats, and similar types of foods. Reduce the intake of white rice, white bread, and white pasta.
  • Let there be protein. Protein can be sourced from nuts, poultry, fish, and beans. You don't need to have one of them for each meal. But try to include at least one source of protein in every meal. It can be just fish or chicken. Don't go overboard on red meat, though. Also, limit consumption of processed meats such as ham and bacon.
  • Add fruit and vegetables. Of course, you must not forget the entry that makes your plate colorful. It's okay to start with small servings, especially for picky eaters. Introducing even a small amount daily can help them get used to the taste and eventually encourage them to eat more. Who knows? They might even grow fond of certain vegetable recipes and end up making them part of their favorite foods.
  • Use healthy oil types. Some dishes will require oil to prepare. But pay attention to your use. As much as possible, stick to healthy options, such as canola, soy, and olive oil.
  • Drink plenty of water. Drinking water every day helps keep the body hydrated. And sufficient hydration is necessary for the body to function properly. However, note that too much water isn’t good. Drinking coffee and tea isn't bad, but limit them to one to two cups a day. Listen to instructions from your healthcare provider regarding diet and food intake, especially if you're diagnosed with a medical condition.

Focus on Food Quality and Stay Active

Healthy eating and nutrition can be challenging to sustain. Nonetheless, it’s worth the effort since you're investing in your body. A healthy body is less susceptible to diseases that can reduce the quality of life. Additionally, remember that staying active is as essential as eating well. It also plays a role in maintaining a healthy weight, body, and mind.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ a week ago

I have been to see Dr. Nenshi for two separate issues over the past 3 years. Both times she has taken the time to fully understand the problems, and really excelled at providing lasting resolution. With some other chiropractors I have found they ask you to return several times, which can make you feel like it's a revenue stream. Here, Dr Nenshi focuses on effective treatment and strives to limit the quantity of follow-ups based on true necessity. Would highly recommend.

Theresa Barrett

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 2 months ago

Dr. Nenshi is a fantastic Chiropractor. I have had adjustments with her since 2009. She takes the time to listen to your concern and describes the treatment plan tailored to my specific needs. She has a holistic approach to wellness focusing not only on alleviating my pain but also on improving my overall health and mobility. She compliments the traditional spinal adjustments with neuropathy treatment, sensory training, fascia release to name a few. Each session tailored to target my problem areas and gradually restore alignment to my spine. I highly recommend Dr. Nenshi.

Faisal Alimohd

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 2 months ago

I've been visiting Dr. Nenshi for some time now, and I wanted to share my exceptional experience. From the outset, Dr. Nenshi's thorough approach to chiropractic care set a new standard for what I expect from healthcare professionals. Unlike any chiropractor I've been to before, she delves deep into the intricacies of how our bodies function, with a keen focus on the brain and neurological connections. This unique approach has enlightened me to several health aspects I was previously unaware of, enhancing my overall well-being in ways I hadn't imagined. What truly sets Dr. Nenshi apart is her holistic view towards treatment, emphasizing not just the physical adjustments but also how neurological health plays a crucial role in our physical state. It's refreshing to see a practitioner so dedicated to ensuring all aspects of one's health are in harmony. Based on her recommendation, I purchased a specialized pillow from her selection. This was NOT an upsell but a game-changer for my sleeping habits and posture. It took a bit to get used to but the difference was noticeable almost immediately, improving not only the quality of my sleep but also my daily posture and comfort. Healthcare can often feel impersonal and rushed, Dr. Nenshi’s attentive and informed care is a rare find. Her dedication to her patients' holistic well-being, backed by her innovative approach focusing on the brain-neuro connection, truly places her in a league of her own. If you're seeking chiropractic care that goes beyond the conventional to offer comprehensive, personalized treatment, look no further than Dr. Nenshi. My experience has been nothing short of transformative, and I cannot recommend her enough.

Joyce Weiler

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 months ago

I have been a patient of Dr. Nenshi for over 20 years. I am now in my early 80s and I swear, without her, I would not be in as good shape nor have the mobility that I have today. Dr. Nenshi is amazing. She is truly dedicated to her patients and very knowledgeable and is way more than just a chiropractor. I highly recommend her for all your chiropractic concerns and needs.

Krista Gross

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 months ago

I’ve been going to Dr. Nenshi for chiropractic adjustments when needed over the years. She always helps me to get back on track so I can function well in my daily life. She is kind and caring and takes the time needed to make sure I leave feeling much better than when I arrived.