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Eat Your Vitamins

Let’s get FITreal. We all know that vitamin supplements are no substitute for a healthy diet, but nobody’s perfect when it comes to healthful eating. It can be particularly challenging to get the nutrients you need if you’re on a specific food plan or if you avoid animal or dairy products. So, many of us take a daily multivitamin as nutritional insurance. But research suggests that multivitamins may not be all they’re cracked up to be, and with cold season fast approaching I want to give you a guide to very nutrient dense foods that you can add to your meals.

Nutrient-dense foods to incorporate in your diet:

  • Avocados

  • Chard, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, spinach

  • Bell peppers

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Mushrooms (crimini and shiitake)

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Cantaloupe, papaya, raspberries, strawberries, oranges

  • Greek yogurt

  • Eggs

  • Seeds (flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower)

  • Beans (garbanzo, kidney, pinto), peas

  • Almonds, walnuts

  • Barley, oats, quinoa, brown rice

  • Salmon, halibut, cod, scallops, shrimp

  • Lean beef, venison

  • Chicken, turkey

Now keep your body running smoothly and fight this seasons flu and cold by incorporating some of these essential nutrients and disease fighting foods in to your diet.

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