DIABETES PREVENTION TIPS G R E AT C H O I C E S , G R E AT H E A LTH
FOOD FOR HEALTH • Natural and whole foods are the best sources of nutrition • Fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains provide fiber and energy, not to mention vitamins and minerals • Lean protein can be consumed in the form of chicken, fish, and legumes (even some nuts) • Variety is needed to obtain key nutrients
PACKAGED FOODS • Packaged foods – usually processed • Label will usually indicate nutritional content • Moderate amounts may be used if the food is a whole food, such as sliced bread or tortillas • Small amounts should be used if the packaged food is high in sugar and fats, such as chips or pastries • Foods prepared outside the home should be kept at a minimum, and when possible, ask for nutritional information.
FOOD LABELS • What is the serving size? • How many calories? • How much fat? – Any cholesterol?
• How many carbohydrates? – How much sugar? – How much fiber?
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY • Helps decrease your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke • Improves mood and energy, as well as physical endurance • Discuss physical activity with your doctor to ensure your well-being • Recruit your friends, neighbors and family to exercise
ACTIVITIES IN HUNTINGTON PARK • Department of Parks and Recreation • Locations: Salt Lake Park, Community Center • Variety of recreational classes for many age groups • Many community-wide events that encourage physical activity and health awareness
Parks and Recreation 323-584-6218