8 reader nutrition tips that will help your health

Get inspired to eat and live better with tips from your fellow Best Health readers

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Stock up on healthy snacks

“When I crave ice cream in the evening, I go to my freezer and have a bowl of frozen berries or peaches. I get that cooling satisfaction without excess sugar and calories.”


Charlene Beatty, Toronto

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Try new things

“Experiment with spices such as cumin, ginger, turmeric and sage to reduce, and eventually eliminate, added salt from your diet.”


Maureen Carrol, Vancouver

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Start the day off right

“Add psyllium and ground flaxseed to oatmeal. Top it with blueberries and raspberries for a healthy, fibre-filled breakfast.”

Alison Braidwood, Elliot Lake, Ontario

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Make some substitutions

“You can substitute no-sugar-added applesauce in recipes that call for butter, margarine or oil – for example, when making muffins and cakes. You’ll cut out a lot of fat.”


Megan Bird, Manitou, Manitoba

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Prep the night before

“Pack your lunch the night before, and keep small containers filled with nuts and granola on hand for quick and healthy snacks.”


Darci Paice-Bailey, Prince George, British Columbia

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Get lots of water

“I drink a litre of water in the morning while I’m getting ready for work. I also keep water at my desk, and always have a bottle nearby when I’m at home. It takes a little dedication to begin with, but it soon becomes second nature.”


Michelle Jackson, Calgary

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Get enough vitamin C

“I juice lemons and oranges and freeze the juice in ice cube trays. Then I drop them into hot water throughout the day to get my vitamin C fix.”


Elaine Ruppert, Youngstown, Alberta

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Try matcha

“Drinking a cup of matcha tea daily gives your immune system a lift. It has antioxidants, and since I’ve been drinking it I feel healthier, and more energized and focused.”


Doreen Lamoureux, Smooth Rock, Ontario

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