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Healthy Eating

Healthy eating may seem like an oxymoron but making slight changes in your diet can make a world of difference in your health.

Start by eating more fruits and vegetables

You should have at least 6 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Not a big fan or fruits and vegetables? Try making a smoothie as an afternoon snack with yogurt and fruit, add in a little wheat germ. Start having an apple as an afternoon snack or add some extra veggies into a casserole. By making minor changes, eating healthy becomes part of a routine and soon you will start craving a great big salad with spinach, walnuts and yams.

Change to whole grains

Stop eating white flour, white bread, white rice. Start eating foods made from a variety of whole grains such as whole wheat, brown rice, oats and whole grain corn. Start by eating cereal for breakfast, many breakfast cereals contain the recommended daily allowance of vitamins and minerals. Try switching over gradually by eating a whole wheat bagel instead of a plain bagel, or whole wheat sourdough instead of sourdough. Eventually, you will realize that brown rice is full of flavor and oatmeal makes a great snack.

Folic Acid

Whole grain foods such as wheat, brown rice, oats, breakfast cereals, oranges, spinach, beans and peas contain folic acid. Folic acid is essential for healthy fetal development. The key to folic acid is to begin taking it when you are thinking about getting pregnancy.

Vitamins

Begin taking a daily multivitamin- both men and women should do this. Start incorporating more foods that are rich in antioxidants into your diet for overall good health. Kiwi, cantaloupe, broccoli, asparagus, brussel sprouts, yams, spinach help men maintain sperm motility and act as an immune booster for men and women.

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