Springfield fitness instructor and dietitian weigh in on at-home health – KY3

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) – A Springfield fitness instructor and dietitian are giving their top tips to staying healthy while many people find themselves stuck at home.

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Starting in the kitchen, many people think canned foods — even canned fruits and veggies — aren’t that great for you. The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for Springfield’s HyVee Grocery Store, Amanda Allen, said that’s actually not the case.

“That’s what everyone goes to, like, ‘oh canned is so bad for you, it’s high in salt,’ well that’s not true at all,” said Allen. “You’re still getting plenty of vitamins and minerals.” Allen said if people are concerned about the salt or syrup their canned food is stored in, they can just rinse them.

Allen said people still need to focus on their core food groups while at the grocery store, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and lean proteins.

Allen also gave advice for maximizing the life of the fresh foods you did buy, which will also help you get the most out of your dollar.

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