MEDICAL MOMENT: 10 GREAT CATEGORIES OF FOOD TO EAT

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NURSE PRACTITIONER ERIC JOHNSON ADDRESSES THIS WEEK’S SUBJECT:

“TEN GREAT FOODS TO EAT”

Eric C. Johnson, Primary Care Practice Manager, Family Nurse Practitioner

Eric C. Johnson, Primary Care Practice Manager, Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner

So, here is the scoop.

1.  Cruciferous vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and the like.

2.  Dark leafy greens: kale, chard, collards and mustard greens.

3.  Beans and legumes: Pinto, red and black beans, lentils, peas.

4.  Fresh fruits and vegetables.

TIP: Eat organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible, especially the “Dirty Dozen.”

5.  Cold water fish: salmon, mackerel, halibut. Choose sustainable  fish! Learn about which seafood or fish to buy and avoid!

6.  Whole Grains: brown and wild rices, oats, and barley.

7.  Lean Meats: chicken, turkey and game meats.

8.  Red Wine: in moderation, 1-2 glasses for men, 1 for women.

9.  Dark Chocolate: one ounce of 70% cocoa 3-4 days a week.

10. Plain yogurt: for it’s probiotic benefits

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