Eating Healthy at Family Reunions
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This month I’ve been talking about family reunions and kidney health. Since one of the best things about family reunions is the food, let’s talk about what you should eat.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.
As your eyes are sizing up the dishes at your reunion, take a moment to think about your kidneys before you dig in. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, controlling those conditions can help protect your kidneys, and what you eat makes a difference.
Try these tips:
- Hold off on adding extra salt.
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
- And eat slowly. It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that you’re full.
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