What are the 4 rules of healthy eating?

As a subscriber, you have 10 gift items to give away each month. Anyone can read what you share. Use healthy oils (such as olive and canola oil) for cooking, in salads, and at the table. That's why these rules are so simple: eat whole plants, rich in fiber and water, and in sufficient quantity to ensure you get the energy you need.

As we've emphasized before, most Americans don't eat enough servings of fruits and vegetables. This is incredibly unfortunate because a high consumption of whole plant foods provides our bodies with essential nutrients, such as fiber, polyphenols, omega-3 fats, lycopene, vitamin C, and many more. To ensure you're getting all the nutrients you need from whole plant foods, you should treat them like bowling and “taste the rainbow.” By that we mean that your diet should include large and varied types of minimally processed plant foods from different vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, mushrooms, whole grains, etc. Any general advice posted on our blog, website or application is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace or replace any medical or other advice.

In addition, the One Medical entities make no representations or guarantees and expressly disclaim all liability related to any treatment, action or effect on any person after general information offered or provided on or through the blog, website or application. If you have specific concerns or a situation arises in which you need medical advice, you should consult an appropriately trained and qualified health care provider. Last week I gave you the 5 essential elements for a healthy and balanced life. I believe that these 5 elements are the pillars of good health.

And number one on the list of healthy lifestyles is diet, so I wanted to dive deeper into the topic. I recommend that you always try to buy the foods on the “Dirty Dozen” list organically. These are the products that have been shown to contain the most chemicals. There's also a Clean 15 list of products that have been shown to have fewer pesticides.

If you need more help customizing a diet that's right for you, contact me to schedule a free 20-minute exploratory call to discuss the details. Aim for 30 different types of plants per week, from all plant food groups: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans and legumes), nuts and seeds, herbs and spices, suggests Rossi.

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Elijah Rinner

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