A recent Washington Post article posed an interesting question: Is it possible to meet the government's nutritional guidelines without taking a supplement? The author discovered that it's not as easy as it seems--and if you read the full article, you can see the menu a registered dietitian prepared for her.
For those of us trying to meet the daily guidelines, the article offers a few suggestions:
- Be selective when eating processed foods.
- Sneak in as many fruits and vegetables as possible.
- Use ground spices and herbs, which often contain essential minerals.
- Read labels carefully.
We blogged recently about our new partnership with MyPyramid.gov, a USDA-sponsored website that offers a wealth of reliable information. If you're just beginning to reevaluate your diet, MyPyramid is a great place to start.
[Special thanks to @healthythinker, our Twitter friend, for pointing us to the article.]