Start your Healthy Lifestyle
Living a healthy lifestyle is more than just cutting calories to lose weight or taking the stairs. It is about paying attention to the benefits individual foods and nutrients provide for our body. It is also about developing a regular schedule of physical activity that includes family and friends, whether it is playing soccer with the kids or walking the dog through the neighborhood. Healthy living is truly a way of life that brings quality to our lives.
At Del Monte Foods, Inc., we encourage Americans to live healthier lives. We enable families to gather together around the table to enjoy healthy, great tasting and convenient meals.
From our variety of natural fruits, vegetables and tomatoes, to comforting broths, we offer healthy, high-quality foods that nourish the entire family.
Just remember that simple steps like these can yield significant results.
Stick to a Healthy Diet
Do you find yourself saying you will make changes in your diet but then find excuses not to follow through? Most people say that eating healthy is too expensive, takes too much time or they just don't know what a healthy diet entails. Del Monte can help you stay on track.
- Don't think you have time?
Let Del Monte do the cooking and prep work for you. All of our canned fruits and vegetables are ready to eat right from the can. No cutting or cleaning needed. This mean less time spent in the kitchen. Add Del Monte Green Beans, Peas or Corn to casseroles or just briefly heat in the microwave. Our fruits can be added to hot cereal, yogurt or used to add more nutrients to a favorite dessert. Del Monte makes it easy to increase your fruit and vegetable intake without extra time spent.
- Too expensive?
Del Monte canned fruits and vegetables are very cost friendly and you never have to worry about throwing your dollars away. They stay fresh in your cupboard and are ready to eat when you need them quickly.
- How do I improve my diet?
The easiest way is to start to make ½ your plate fruits and vegetables. It is easy to eat too much meat and breads and too little fruits and vegetables. Balance is the key and if you always have a ½ plate of fruits and vegetables you tend to avoid getting the wrong balance of meat and breads. Go to www.choosemyplate.gov and find out how much you need from each food group. Then start to add one more Del Monte fruit or vegetable a day and cut out one food that is less nutritious. Small changes make a big difference.
Antioxidants and Healthy Living
Many types of fruits, vegetables and tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and nutrients that have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. It is important to get a variety of fruits and vegetables to obtain all the different nutrients and antioxidants your body needs.
Power-Up Your Pantry
Stock your pantry with a variety of fruits, vegetables and tomato products so you have foods for nutritious cooking readily available to create a great meal.
Get in Shape: Get Up, Get Out and Get Moving
Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park your car further away from the office, mall or grocery store. Or take a 20-minute walk during lunch. Even small bursts of activity will help you to get in shape. Try getting 10 minutes of exercise 3 times a day.