Healthy Eating Tip: Prioritize Food Over Nutrients

Dr. David Katz

Disease ProofIn honor of National Nutrition Month®, Dr. David Katz, author of Disease Proof shares his tips to help you savor the flavor of eating right.

Prioritize food over nutrients

Eat Wholesome Foods in sensible combinations, and the nutrients take care of themselves pretty reliably. Emphasize vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds in particular. And drink water when thirsty.

Be label smart

Learn to be food label literate, so you can trade up your choices in every category. When you want chips and salsa, it’s not helpful to know that broccoli is good for you. But it is helpful to be able to identify the best chips and the best salsa.

Acclimate to more nutritious foods, and you can come to prefer them. Everyone truly can love the food that loves them back. Check out cuisinicity to see some of the recipes he enjoys at home (created by @cathkatz).

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM is the director of Yale University Prevention Research Center, the president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the founder of True Health Initiative.

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Jill Weisenberger

Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND, is a Nutrition, Culinary & Diabetes Expert, Wellcoach®-certified health and wellness coach, Freelance Writer, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. She's also the author of four books, including a best-seller. She's a nationally-recognized media expert in high demand for print and online interviews, as well as corporate and one-on-one nutritional counseling. Jill's philosophy is that nutrition science should be understandable, realistic and oh so delicious.

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