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How Can I Change My Eating Habits?

March is National Nutrition Month! It's a time to really thoughtfully consider what you're putting on your plate at meals and eating for snacks.

In recognition of this month, our team at AFC Urgent Care Centennial wants you to understand the importance of making healthy food choices on a daily basis in order to improve not just your health but your quality of life. Read on as we share some insight.

How Does Eating Healthy Help to Strengthen My Bones?

Bone health is a concern at every phase of life. While growing up, we need to focus on building strong bones. As adults, we are working to maintain our bone health while reducing our risk of osteoporosis.

There are a number of factors that affect our bone health, but what you eat is very important. You need to ensure you're getting enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet.

Other Benefits of Healthy Eating

  • Weight loss
  • Reduced cancer risk
  • Diabetes management
  • Heart health and stroke prevention
  • Strong teeth
  • Better mood
  • Improved memory

How Much Fish Should I Be Eating a Day?

If you're looking to improve your eating habits, incorporating fish into your diet is an important step. Fish, particularly fatty fish, contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Experts recommend getting around eight to nine ounces of fatty fish each week—or around two servings. These fatty fish are also good for your bones, which is a win-win! Not sure which fish are fatty? Choose tuna, salmon, sardines or trout.

Good Foods for Bone Health

  • Milk, cheese and other dairy foods
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Soya beans
  • Tofu
  • Nuts
  • Food fortified with vitamin D

When was the last time you had your cholesterol and glucose levels checked? Visit AFC Urgent Care Centennial today. No appointment is necessary!