June >Wellness Wise
Not just an apple a day.
Recent recommendations indicate we should fill half our plates with fruits and vegetables at every
meal. Unfortunately, most of us are not getting anywhere close to enough of the good stuff.
Here are a few ways you can start improving your diet:
- Mix sliced fruit or frozen berries with yogurt or cereal.
- Add apple chunks, pineapple, grapes, or raisins to tuna or chicken salad.
- Add lots of colorful vegetables, such as red cabbage, carrots, and bell peppers, to green salads.
- Add lots of vegetables to sandwiches. Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, and avocado slices are flavorful choices.
Free resources available to you and your dependents:
- Use the Diet Tracker at www.webmdhealth.com/ut to record and monitor your eating habits. You can rate your diet and keep notes about what you’re eating on a daily basis.
- Visit the Nutrition Health Management Center at www.webmdhealth.com/ut to access the many tools to help you improve your diet and your health.
- Use the UT System “Living Well: Make it a Priority” program, which has a wide range of online tools and resources for you to better manage every aspect of health and well-being. These resources are available to all UT System employees, retirees and dependents. For more details, go to www.livingwell.utsystem.edu.
Keep eating your apple a day, but don’t stop there! Make fruits and vegetables the foundation of your healthy diet.