How to Optimize Your Nutrition for a Healthy Mind and Body
Eating A Healthy Diet Isn’t Always Easy, Especially If You Lead A Really Busy Life. But Ignoring Nutrition Comes At A Big Cost To Your Health. Here’s Why Optimizing Nutrition Is So Important — And How We Can Help.
We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” And guess what? It’s true. What you eat has a major impact on your body, mind — even your mood. That means that with just a little effort, you can optimize your eating plan for better health and wellness, no matter what your age.
At Empowered Mind-Body Therapy, our team offers holistic nutrition education focused on helping patients in Los Alamitos, California adjust their eating habits for maximum nutrition without sacrificing taste and enjoyment. If you’d like to learn how better nutrition can benefit your health, here’s what our team wants you to know.
Food as medicine
Even though most of us are used to the idea of taking vitamin and mineral supplements to support good health, few of us consider food as a sort of medicine to promote biological function and wellness. Yet, foods are chock full of the same vitamins and nutrients as supplements — but in their “natural” state.
The concept of food as medicine (or food is medicine) isn’t new; in fact, nutrition is routinely “prescribed” for hospital patients. Some medical conditions, like diabetes, also recognize food and nutrition as pivotal in the prevention of complications. Perhaps more than any of us, athletes recognize the vital importance of food in helping them perform at their best.
But you don’t have to be an athlete to understand — and benefit from — the value of good nutrition. Everyone can benefit, simply by paying attention to the foods we put in our shopping carts and in our bodies.
Important nutrients for body and mind
Despite the wealth of food choices in the United States, Americans suffer from a number of nutrient deficiencies. In fact, as many as 94% of Americans are deficient in at least one important vitamin or mineral.
Getting good nutrition doesn’t have to be hard. Experts advise “shopping the rainbow” of fruits and veggies to maximize their nutritional benefit. Look for whole-grain products, avoid sugary and processed foods, opt for low-fat dairy products, and for protein, choose lean meats and oily fish, like salmon, tuna, and mackerel.
Since every person has different nutritional needs — and because those needs can vary as we get older — working with a nutritional specialist is also an important part of staying healthy. Our team offers a full complement of nutrition services, including nutritional education to help you make the best choices for your diet and your health.
Of course, while the ideal approach is to get all those important nutrients through the foods you eat, a busy schedule, food preferences and sensitivities, and other factors make it difficult to ensure optimal nutrition on your own.
We also offer tailored supplements plans through Fullscript, an innovative system that lets you get top-quality supplements based on your nutritional needs right in our office. With Fullscript, there’s no guesswork — every supplement plan is crafted on a patient-by-patient basis for superior nutritional benefits.\
Now is the ideal time to put your nutrition first. To learn how we can help you optimize your eating plan, call 562-600-2831 or book an appointment online with the team at Empowered Mind-Body Therapy today.