Get Food Smart for National Nutrition Month

Food Facts National Nutrition Month

Wise up on how to eat healthy during National Nutrition Month.

March is a great month, not only because spring is starting to appear, but because it brings National Nutrition Month! Because what we put into our bodies is directly linked to prevention and causes of disease, it is important to make the right choices. Many people do Meatless Mondays every week as a way to get more healthy protein and vegetables into their diet. As March is National Nutrition Month, it is the perfect opportunity to reconsider your health and what you are eating.

Here is how to make the most out of your food!

Avoid sugar. Sugar is known to cause many issues in the body, but fortunately, sugar can be avoided in today’s society! Instead of opting for sweets and candy when your sweet tooth has a craving, reach for foods with natural sugars that are far healthier for the body. Snack on apples, bananas, oranges, melon, strawberries, kiwi, grapes, and more.

Reduce your salt intake. Salt can dehydrate the body and raise your blood pressure. Make a healthier switch to rock salt and avoid salt in processed foods.

Lower meat and dairy consumption. Processed meats and dairy products are known to contribute to the leading health issues in today’s society. Many studies show that these food items are as bad for you as smoking. You can protect your health, shape, environment, and animals by lowering your intake, or, even better, leave them off your plate. Replace meat and dairy with protein like beans, legumes, seeds, nuts, and vegetables.

Consider it a lifestyle rather than a diet. The word ‘diet’ is pumped full of negative connotations. As soon as you start to think of what you eat as ‘dieting,’ you will only be tempted to indulge in a cheat day or start to feel limited and unhappy. Maintain a positive outlook on how you are eating. The better you fuel your body, the better you will feel, so you will not be turning back to the fast food anytime soon.

Stock up on fruits and vegetables. What more can we say? There is little that fruit and vegetables cannot do. Eat whole, organic, fresh vegetables every day to keep your body running at its finest.

Drink plenty of water. The average adult should consume at least two liters (half a gallon) every day. Water being pressed through coffee does not count – Switch out your morning coffee for two glasses of water to wake you up for the day ahead!

From the insurance professionals at Mayer Insurance, we hope that you enjoy adapting your health routine this month. So you can focus on bettering your health, allow us to take care of your insurance policies. Visit us in Apple Valley, Minnesota today!