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When Healthy Food is Not Your Taste

Posted Apr 17 2013 8:00am
You know that you have to bump up your diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, fish, and other healthy food staples. But there is a problem—you can’t tolerate the taste! So how do you still enjoy the nutrients these superfoods provide to your waist and overall health, without having to eat them? There’s no way that you will look, perform and feel at your best if your diet doesn’t provide plenty of food sources rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, and good fats.  But odds are you may be filling one compartment more than other. For instance, you love fish, but hate vegetables. This can lead to a nutrients imbalance—plenty of omega-3 fatty acids while little antioxidants and fiber. Take the case of people who avoid gluten. They can pack on protein and veggies, but be short on other nutrients. “A gluten-free diet, as typically followed, may be high in fat and low in fiber and many vitamins and minerals, including calcium, folate, and niacin,” says Tricia Thompson, MS, RD, a nutrition consultant for celiac disease. Healthy Swaps Instead of avoiding healthy foods you do not enjoy swap them out for more appealing choices that have the same or similar [...]
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