Eating better is something most of us could benefit from. Talk to your doctor about what you can do, such as:
- Drink more water.
- Eat foods with natural vitamins and minerals:
- Calcium – milk, yogurt, cheese, kale
- Chromium – broccoli, potatoes, meat, poultry, fish
- Copper – seafood, nuts, seeds, whole grains
- Fiber – oatmeal, peas, beans, fruits, vegetables
- Iron – Beans, beef, soy beans, spinach
- Magnesium – green leafy vegetables, nuts, dairy, soybeans, potatoes, whole wheat
- Phosphorus – dairy products, peas, meat, eggs
- Potassium – potatoes, bananas, yogurt, milk, yellowfin tuna, soybeans
- Vitamin A – sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach
- Thiamine – whole grain, enriched, fortified products
- Riboflavin – Milk, bread, fortified cereals
- Niacin – Meat, fish, poultry, whole grain breads
- Pantothenic Acid – chicken, beef, potatoes, oats, cereals, tomatoes
- Vitamin B6 – Fortified cereals, potatoes, organ meats
- Vitamin B12 – Fish, poultry, meat, dairy, fortified cereals
- Vitamin C – citrus fruits, broccoli, tomatoes
- Vitamin D – Fish, fortified milk products, fortified cereals
- Vitamin E – fortified cereals, sunflower seeds, almonds, peanut butter
- Vitamin K – green vegetables
- Zinc – red meats, some seafood, fortified cereals
- Don’t skip meals.
- Read food labels.
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Members who meet certain criteria are eligible for no cost weight management intervention. See your benefits information:
Medicare Advantage members click here.
State retiree members click here.
State & Education members click here.
Federal members click here.
Group members click here. You will need the group number from your member ID card.