Tips for A Healthier Life After Transplantation
Diet and Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Living
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Make a shopping list, and plan meals for the week.
- Balance the number of calories you eat with how many you burn each day.
- Follow the American Heart Association Guidelines for diet:
- Nutrient-rich foods have vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients but are lower in calories. To get the nutrients you need, choose foods like vegetables, fruits, whole-grain products, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products most often.
- Color your plate: Vegetables and fruits are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and they're low in calories. Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables may help you control your weight.
- Whole-grain and whole-wheat foods contain fiber that can help lower your blood cholesterol and help you feel full, which may help you manage your weight and keep your bowels regular.
- Eat fish at least twice a week. Eating oily fish containing omega-3 fatty acids is beneficial to your health.
- Choose lean protein foods.