The Daily Dozen: Your Ultimate Companion for a Healthier You!

The Daily Dozen: Your Ultimate Companion for a Healthier You!

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The Daily Dozen app is a powerful tool for anyone looking to improve their health and well-being. Created by Dr. Michael Greger, author of the New York Times bestseller "How Not to Die," the app provides a simple and easy-to-follow checklist of 10 daily food groups along with hydration and exercise that can help you live a longer, healthier life. This blog post will examine the daily Dozen app's benefits and provide some suggested recipes to help you get started.

The Daily Dozen Checklist

Here's a quick overview of the Daily Dozen checklist and the recommended daily intake:

  1. Beans - 3 servings per day
  2. Berries - 1 serving per day
  3. Other Fruits - 3 servings per day
  4. Cruciferous Vegetables - 1 serving per day
  5. Greens - 2 servings per day
  6. Other Vegetables - 2 servings per day
  7. Flaxseeds - 1 serving per day
  8. Nuts - 1 serving per day
  9. Spices - 1 serving per day
  10. WholeGrains - 3 servings per day
  11. Beverages - 5 servings per day
  12. Exercise - 90 minutes per day

Benefits of Using the Daily Dozen App

  1. Improved Nutrition - By following the Daily Dozen checklist, you'll be incorporating a wide variety of nutrient-dense foods into your diet, which can help to optimize your nutrition and support overall health.
  2. Weight Management - Many foods included in the Daily Dozen checklist are low in calories and high in fiber, which can help promote feelings of fullness and support weight management.
  3. Reduced Risk of Chronic Disease - Research has shown that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds can help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
  4. Increased Energy - By consuming nutrient-dense foods and exercising regularly, you'll likely experience increased energy levels throughout the day.
  5. Better Digestion - The fiber-rich foods in the Daily Dozen checklist can help support healthy digestion and prevent constipation.

Suggested Recipes

  1. Bean Salad - Combine 3 servings of beans (such as black beans, kidney beans, or chickpeas) with 2 servings of other vegetables (such as diced bell pepper, cucumber, and tomato) for a filling and nutritious salad.
  2. Berry Smoothie - Blend 1 serving of berries (such as blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries) with 1 serving of flaxseeds, 1 serving of other fruit (such as banana or apple), and 1 serving of beverages (such as almond milk or water) for a delicious and refreshing smoothie.
  3. Roasted Cruciferous Vegetables - Roast 1 serving of cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts) with 1 serving of spices (such as turmeric or cumin) for a flavorful and nutritious side dish.
  4. Green Smoothie - Blend 2 servings of greens (such as spinach, kale, or Swiss chard) with 1 serving of other fruit (such as mango or pineapple), 1 serving of flaxseeds, and 1 serving of beverages (such as coconut water or green tea) for a nutrient-packed smoothie.
  5. Whole Grain Buddha Bowl - Combine 3 servings of whole grains (such as brown rice, quinoa, or farro) with 2 servings of other vegetables (such as roasted sweet potato, sautéed