Whether in the executive dining arena, student dining services for universities and K-12, or even social or event catering, health and wellness food programs are important. Our country is becoming more obese every day, and it’s not simply because we’re addicted to technology and therefore can’t squeeze in the time for some good old-fashioned exercise. It’s also the foods we eat, most of which aren’t all that healthy. Fast foods, processed foods, microwaving a frozen dinner; it’s all about quickness and convenience, and it’s ruining our health.
The good news is that there are some great healthy eating plans that don’t leave you feeling deprived and actually allow tasty foods. A recent article at U.S. News revealed some of the best eating plans, as determined with the assistance of diet and nutrition experts. What were their findings?
Overall the best diets included DASH, Mediterranean Diet, MIND Diet, TLC Diet, Weight Watchers, Mayo Clinic Diet, the Vegetarian Diet, and others. The word “diet” doesn’t necessarily relate to weight loss, and healthy eating programs address reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other health issues. It’s really about achieving your best possible health and nutritional completeness.
One of the factors used in ranking the best diets including healthy eating, a combination of safety ratings and complete nutrition. Some diets are not safe due to the fact they fall significantly short of providing vital nutrients, or completely eliminate entire food groups.
In a corporate or educational setting, it isn’t really about choosing a specific diet program, as some are geared toward certain health issues and aren’t suitable for everyone. What is important when it comes to health and wellness food programs is a variety of healthy eating choices including fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, healthy oils such as olive oil or those rich in omega 3’s, fish, dairy, etc.
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