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One Food for a Healthier Tomorrow

With so much health information and nutrition advice out there, it can be hard to know exactly what to focus on. Our Beebe Healthcare medical providers weighed in on the one food they would recommend to patients or clients to improve their health today.
Here's what some of our care providers recommend:
“Beans. Black, kidney, or navy beans are a nutrient-dense food that are great for heart health.” – Debra Dobies, MA, RD, LDN, Ornish registered dietitian
“Turmeric. Mix this spice – that is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties – with a bit of black pepper and add to a stir-fry, eggs, or your favorite dish.” – Lynn Toth, DNP, MSN, RN, NP-C, cardiovascular medical specialist
“Blueberries. Blueberries have been shown to improve blood pressure control and brain health.” – Julie Holmon, MD, Medical Director, Beebe Hospital Medicine
“Water. It’s the best way to improve organ function and energy levels, and it is calorie free.” – Lisa Bartels, MD, Beebe Family Practice – Lewes
“Dairy. The health and strength of our bones require a healthy diet containing both calcium and vitamin D. Milk, yogurt, cheese, and other dairy products are the biggest food sources of calcium.” – Gita Pillai, MD, Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware
“Greens. Anything green and plant-based is great for improving your health!” – Bridget Buckaloo, RN, executive director, Beebe Women’s and Children’s Health
“Whole foods. A diet rich in natural fruits and vegetables without chemical additives and lean, unprocessed meats like chicken and fish can reduce our risk for several cancers.” – Deb Campbell, MSN, RN, Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator