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Tasteful Tip Tuesday: April 2021

Are You Getting Your Daily Dose of Nutrients?

The United States Department of Agriculture created MyPlate, a symbol for healthy eating that is designed to provide a simple visual reminder to help people make healthy food choices. Listed below are suggestions and guidelines for fulfilling the food groups represented on the plate:

  • Fruits—Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts for this group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen or dried, and may be whole, cut up or pureed.
  • Vegetables—Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts for this group.
  • Grains—Examples of grains include bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas and grits. Grains are divided into whole grains and refined grains.
  • Protein—All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans, peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts and seeds are considered protein.
  • Dairy—Fluid milk products and many foods made from milk are in this group, such as cheese and yogurt. Choose mostly fat-free or low-fat dairy products.

Eye Health 101

Keeping your eyes healthy is a very important task. Fortunately, it’s also an easy thing to do. Here are five simple ways you can keep your eyes healthy:

  1. Get a regular exam. Complete eye exams consist of a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases.
  2. Wear protective eyewear. When you’re playing sports or doing a task that requires eyewear to be worn, heed the advice and wear glasses or goggles to prevent injury to your eyes.
  3. Don’t smoke. Smoking can contribute to a host of irreversible eye diseases, so quit or refrain from smoking to protect your eyes.
  4. Put your shades on. Wearing sunglasses protects your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Don’t forget to put them on when you’re outside!
  5. Give your eyes a break. Staring at a computer screen for too long can cause a painful strain on your eyes. Whenever possible, try giving yourself a short break from looking at the screen.

Asparagus With Gremolata Sauce

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