Diet and nutrition
Eating a varied and nutritious diet can help to prevent and manage some of the other health problems that are associated with acromegaly, such as heart disease (e.g., atherosclerosis, hypertension) and diabetes mellitus.
Below are some tips to help you to eat well. Please also talk to your doctor or another healthcare provider if you are considering a significant change in your usual diet or need guidance on what constitutes a balanced diet.
What is healthy eating?
- Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat. It is also about where, when, why and how you eat.
- Keep in mind your eating habits.
- Pay attention to when you are hungry and when you are full.
- Make a meal plan and involve your family in your meal planning and food preparation.
- Enjoy your food and eat meals with friends and family.
Healthy eating habits
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Choose whole grain foods and try to include protein from plants more often in your meals.
- Avoid highly processed foods, or at least, eat them less often and in small amounts.
- Choose water over sugary drinks whenever possible.
- Drink alcohol in moderation
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