Beyond Carbs, Fiber & Protein: 3 Other Key Nutrients You Need to Help Achieve a Balanced Diet by Susan Bowerman

Nutrition
8 months ago
Beyond Carbs, Fiber & Protein: 3 Other Key Nutrients You Need to Help Achieve a Balanced Diet

A balanced diet provides all the necessary nutrients and appropriate calories to allow your body to perform at its best. While most of us know protein, carbohydrates and fiber are key nutrients of a well-balanced diet, here are three additional elements you’ll also want to consider:

  • Fat: Not the first nutrient we think of for our wellness, but your body requires small amounts of beneficial fats from fish, nuts, olive oil and avocados.
  • Phytonutrients: Plant foods produce natural compounds called phytonutrients that promote health, support immunity and help repair DNA damage. Make sure you keep your plate full of colorful veggies so you can reap the benefits!
  • Vitamins and Minerals: A well-balanced diet helps to supply the vitamins and minerals your body needs, like vitamin Dcalcium and magnesium. A multivitamin can help ensure that you’re getting enough of these important nutrients.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Excellent tip, Susan Bowerman . No one thinks they need more fat - but those healthy fats are key. I love my avocados!
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Great tips for healthier living!

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