It sounds like it's almost all about vegetables. "Eat your vegetables!" I could almost hear my mother's voice in my head as the nutritionist talked about adding veggies to just about everything I prepare. Guess one cannot eat enough of them.
Reminded me of a mom of three I knew a long time ago who used to add broccoli and spinach to the milkshakes she made for her kids. Yucko, I say. But she was determined to get vegetables into them one way or another.
And the solid white albacore tuna I eat? She said the white tuna contains more mercury, because it has been eating all the smaller fish...chunk light is much better for you.
I had heard that before but basically ignored it . Don't care for chunk light, but I suppose I can get used to it by adding lots of crunchy vegetables.
A lot of what she said made sense, and it was stuff I knew: one should choose whole grain pasta, brown rice, wild rice, no butter (substitute olive oil), limit meat consumption, get reduced fat cheese and lowfat dairy and the list goes on and on.
I do buy whole wheat bread, but..
Well that's all for now. Nutrition 101 will continue.