Nothing Tastes As Good As Healthy Feels!

Having HIV does not have to stop you from living a healthy and fulfilling life. With the right treatment and care, there’s a lot you can do to take care of yourself and feel fitter, healthier and happier. Next to taking your medicines daily, eating healthy is an important part of stay healthy while living with HIV.  A good diet will consist of a balance of the following types of food

  • Starchy foods
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Dairy products or alternatives
  • Beans, pulses, nuts, fish, eggs and meat
  • Unsaturated oils and spreads.

Foods that are high in fat and sugar should be eaten less often and in small amounts. Reduce the amount of salt you use in cooking. You could use more spices, herbs, garlic and lemon to add flavor, for example. For more healthy eating tips, and a go-to guide to help with your nutrition while living with HIV, please visit https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0151.pdf

 

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