Tips for Getting All the Nutrients You Need.


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 Eating a healthy diet is essential to provide your body with all the nutrients it needs. Without the right food and drink, you won’t have the energy to get through your day. Your body won’t have everything it needs to function properly and to heal itself. There are many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients we need to ensure we get adequate amounts of. They do everything from keeping our digestive systems regular to boosting our immune systems. However, getting everything we need can be harder than it sounds. Add in a good treadmill workout and things get even more complicated. If you need help getting all the right nutrients, try these tips.

 Know Your Requirements

 To get the nutrients you need, you have to know what they are. You need to improve your knowledge of what you should and shouldn’t eat before you can improve your diet. You probably know the food groups and some key vitamins and minerals. Perhaps you even have a vague idea of the recommended amount you should have each day. But you probably don’t know a whole lot about what you need. It doesn’t take long to find out what you should be getting in your diet. Do some research and you’ll be able to improve your knowledge.

 Plan Your Meals and Snacks

 It’s much easier to make sure you’re getting what you need if you think about your food in advance. If you make decisions on the fly, you could end up getting too much of one thing and not enough of another. Planning all your meals and snacks at the beginning of the week makes a lot of sense. Not only will it help you eat more healthily, but it could save you time and money too. You can choose meals, drinks and snacks that balance all the nutrients you need. You can also do all your food shopping at once, and you’ll know exactly how much everything costs for the week.

 Use Supplements

 Sometimes it’s difficult to get everything from your diet, even if you’re trying very hard. Although it’s best to get everything from your food, it isn’t always possible. Sometimes you don’t have the time, money or the ability to get the right foods. And sometimes you might suffer from a deficiency that your diet won’t fix. In this case, supplements and sometimes medications might be the answer. Your doctor might give you some things, such as iron tablets or vitamin B injections. However, you can also use supplements you buy in any store. You can look for the best fish oil to buy for omega-3s and many other vitamin and mineral tablets.

 Explore New Foods

 It can be easier to eat a healthy and balanced diet if you have more foods to choose from. Expanding your horizons and eating new foods will help you to get what you need. When you explore something new, you can check what it contains that you can add to your diet. For example, you might try some exotic fruit that you’ve never had before.


If you want to eat more healthily, it’s not too hard to balance your diet. You just need to give it some thought to get what you need.


  1. Thank you for the great tips. We need to do more meal planning.

  2. I wish I could plan my meals and snacks.

  3. I do the meal plan, buy only what is on the list until I get to the junk food aisle. Then it is like a free for all. My daughter soon to be a nurse is always on me to add more fiber and veggies to my diet. It is a really hard thing to ditch the junk food.

  4. The first part about knowing what you need was what I need to work on.

  5. wish i could plan my meals ahead

  6. I used to take a fish oil supplement, but have been back and forth and not sure if I should take krill oil instead. The world of supplements gets so confusing.

  7. I think that these are really good tips!

  8. I think that this article has great tips.

  9. Unfortunately, I am a creature of habit and will have to try really hard to break these habits & create new ones like the tips above! It is weird, but I don’t even know my requirements. This is going to be a big learning experience for me.

  10. I do think that planning before shopping at the grocery store is really helpful because then I know what I going to do with the food I buy. I like searching through menus for foods that are in season.

  11. Trying new things is always so interested, and meal planning helps me to stay on track!

  12. Good information; I know that this is a challenge for me but I need to try. My habits are terrible.

  13. Thanks for the tips, it is hard to eat healthy especially when you have others in the house that could care less.

  14. I love trying new foods – it’s cool to find new items you like and expand on a new ingredient you hadn’t used before!

  15. I love to plan all my meals and snacks ahead of time so I stick to eating right!

  16. This would be perfect for my granddaughter Emma.
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  17. When I eat healthy, I have so much more energy and I am so productive. I gave up fast food years ago and it was the best decsion I ever made!

  18. I am really bad at planning meals. I need to work on this.

  19. Yes I am trying to get more organized in every aspect of my life this year! My home is getting a lot better organized everything has its place. Now maybe I should work on getting our meals more organized.My Husband is a Diabetic and also has Parkinson’s Disease I am a a long term warfarin user so I really should check into what we can have and what we shouldn.t have! We do take a Multiple Vitamin Supplement tablet every day! We Have our Juice and I watch my husbands sugar intake. He puts Splenda in his coffee.. I know there is a lot more we could do! Thankyou so much for Sharing Your Post! You have inspired me to improve on what we should eat and not eat~~

  20. All great advice. I take a supplement everyday.

  21. I am a firm believer that food is health. We really need to pay attention to the healthy foods and plan to incorporate them as much as we can.

  22. Love all these recipes. I plan meals a week ahead of time.

  23. I love you blog this is why so many people are not healthy because they don’t eat the right kinds of foods and we need fruits, veggies and other things not just fast food all the time, that’s why I plan my meals weekly so I will know

  24. I always plan my meals ahead of time to make sure I have all the ingredients

  25. Good advice and since I am diabetic am making major changes….healthy ones!

  26. I really believe in the planning your mealtimes daily. I have lost weight after never really losing any for a long time because I chose to fit my water drinking, meals and snacks into my schedule. It works great.

  27. The supplements I take really make a difference in how I feel!

  28. There are a lot of yummy recipes you can do with squash.

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