Chronic Health Conditions

If you are on a special diet for a chronic disease like diabetes or hypertension, you can still make healthier eating choices. In fact, it can help ease the effects of a range of diseases and conditions. You can find free healthy meal plans and recipes for specific conditions on sites like EatingWell.com. The website: eatright.org has many different articles and information to help you manage your health condition.

Also, talk to your health care provider about visiting with a registered dietitian (RD). RDs can help identify the right foods for you based on your likes and dislikes and squeeze those foods into your food budget.

Also, we know that many people with chronic illnesses also have oral health issues, so chewing can be uncomfortable. If you have oral pain or are missing any teeth, consider making a yummy smoothie with fruits and veggies. Visit EatingWell.com to find recipes for all kinds of healthy, convenient smoothies.

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