We are happy to share this Guest Post today from Pack Health as well as a special offer for Dinner Daily Members!
The Dinner Daily has partnered with Pack Health, a digital health coaching company that helps people access the right care and build better habits to improve their health to bring a wider range of benefits to both Dinner Daily and Pack Health members. Their team of Health Advisors work one-on-one with members online and over the phone, to overcome any barriers keeping them from achieving personal health goals – from diet and exercise to stress, sleep, social support.
One of the things they teach is how a healthy diet can make all the difference when managing a health condition – and how to make the evidence-based guidelines work for you. We recently connected with their team to learn more about how members with different health conditions can better utilize our service to produce personalized meal plans for their dietary needs.
First up: let’s talk about how you can customize your meal plan to fight inflammation:
“Trying to manage an autoimmune condition, or address inflammation in general, is tough, especially with all the distractions of life School, kids, work, doctor appointments… the list never ends. Sound familiar? With so much going on, it can be hard to stick to a healthy diet but having your meal plan tailored to your body’s needs can make all the difference.
In general, people with autoimmune or inflammation conditions should look to increase their omega 3 intake and incorporate more antioxidants from fruit and vegetables. Omega 3’s are essential fatty acids that the body cannot make but are required for the prevention and managing of heart disease. So we need to these from the food we eat. Good sources are fatty fish like salmon, and walnuts and flaxseed. Try to stay away from refined starches, sugar, saturated and trans-fat which are shown to turn on inflammatory responses. Other good options include berries such as blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, along with green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, and beans, think kidney beans, black beans, and pinto beans.
Dinner Daily recipes make frequent use of these types of ingredients especially when members select fish and vegetarian meals as part of their food preferences. Our recipes also are naturally low in sugar and saturated and trans fats.
Overall, following a diet complete with whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds, nuts, and healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado, and fish is the recommendation for a healthy lifestyle. It’s amazing what you can do for your body by simply following a well-balanced diet! Be sure to include variety to get different vitamins and minerals with your food and as always everything in moderation.
These are just a few tips to help you make the most of your meal plans – our friends at Pack Health can help you take this a step further and carve out a more personalized path to achieve your health goals. Their team of Health Advisors work one-on-one with members online and over the phone, to overcome any barriers keeping them from achieving personal health goals – from diet and exercise to stress, sleep, social support.
Special Offer for Dinner Daily Members:
If you’re interested in signing up for your very own Pack Health Advisor, their programs for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s and Colitis, Psoriasis, and Psoriatic Arthritis are FREE for Dinner Daily members! Click here to claim your spot today!