For those who have never been into it, nutrition may be intimidating. It can overwhelm them with the amount of nutrients a body needs. Read on for some ideas on how to organize all the nutritional information into useful categories that will lead to better eating habits.

Choose whole grains over refined or processed flour products. Whole grain products, particularly the wheat variety, have higher fiber and protein content than refined grains. Whole grains will help with your cholesterol as well as make your stomach feel satisfied. When reading the label, and you are unsure, look for ingredients that start with the word “whole.”

A proper diet requires a sufficient amount of riboflavin. Humans need it in order to glean energy from proteins, fats and carbs. Riboflavin also helps transport iron throughout your body and optimize your metabolism. You can find riboflavin in dairy products, and grain products too.

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