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What we EAT makes us who we are. While we all try to eat healthy, sometimes it’s hard to make a lasting commitment to our nutrition while also balancing time, budget, and energy. We want to make it easy to adopt healthy eating habits by sharing these tips on how to make small changes to impact your health in a big way.

Click on the numbers below to learn some helpful tips...
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Nuts are an excellent source of healthy fats, and are loaded with nutrients like magnesium, vitamin E, and fiber. Evidence also suggests that consuming the recommended portion of nuts (about a handful or so) can help boost metabolism.
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Pick one food or beverage that you sweeten and reduce the sweetener or try removing it altogether.
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Choose 'real' food over processed food whenever possible. Processed foods are often high in sodium, added sugar, and refined grains, while lacking the fiber, protein, and micronutrients of fresh foods.
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Select a healthy, single-serving snack – try fruit or nuts – and carry it with you.
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Stock up on smaller plates, glasses, and mugs to help you with smaller portion sizes.
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Staying hydrated is key to keeping your whole body healthy and functioning at its best. Invest in a good reusable water bottle to keep with you and set reminders throughout the day to drink.
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Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of protein, with each ½ cup serving containing roughly 7 grams of protein. That is particularly helpful for vegans and vegetarians who may struggle to get enough protein.
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Select condiments with care. For example, soy sauce, bottled salad dressings, dips, ketchup, jarred salsas, capers, mustard, pickles, olives and relish can be sky-high in sodium.

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Sign into the giveaway widget with either your Facebook account or your name and email address.
Follow the instructions in the widget. Once you've completed a task that's listed, you'll automatically accrue points that act as entries into the giveaway.
Each giveaway lasts about a week, so check back next week for new giveaways and prizes! Winners will be announced and notified at the end of the week.
Remember, you'll have the highest chance of winning a prize the more tasks you complete!
Have questions? Drop us a line at HealthAndWellness@uvmhealth.org