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Diet Shortcut

There are lengthy discussions of diet and the science of the body, but if all you want is a checklist of eating tips this page offers that.

  • For oil get 60 ml, that's 1/4 cup, a day of extra virgin olive oil
  • Get 5 grams of omega 3 per day from capsules or refined fish or salmon oil
  • Eat fatty fish like salmon at least a few times a week
  • eliminate most sodium -- the goal 1,500 mg of salt.
  • Buy as few prepared or packaged foods as possible
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables but remember the salt limit
  • Learn to like kale, lima beans, brussel sprouts, and many other vegetables
  • Look for fiber like whole wheat bread no white breads and use brown rice
  • Eat skinless chicken or turkey and lean pork, fresh pork, not processed like ham
  • Explore new foods like quinoa as a grain
  • Eat plenty of vegetable protein like beans, nuts, and seeds.
  • Take 400 mg to 800 mg of vitamin E
  • Drink 3 to 4 cups of paper filtered coffee daily
  • Be aware that eating out is tough as very little of it is good for you