National Nutrition Month is an educational campaign focusing on the importance of physical fitness as well as eating nourishing meals.
Many of the most common ER visits could be prevented with proper nutrition. Lowering your blood pressure, losing weight, and limiting alcohol consumption can help prevent strokes, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Start making healthier food choices today!
MyPlate used to be called the food pyramid, but times are changing, and the pyramid is now the plate. In order to better understand healthy food choices, one needs to know what they are. The USDA has launched the useful MyPlate program to help people clearly understand what they should be eating every day.
Eat the Rainbow.
Let’s face it: tracking protein, fruits, veggies, and whole grains is time-consuming. There’s a different yet effective way to look at it: eating the rainbow. Fill up your plates with vibrant, brightly colored foods, and you’ll naturally steer toward healthier choices and far away from the unhealthy processed foods.
The Right Size.
Healthy eating isn’t just a matter of eating the right foods, but also of eating the right amount of food. The American Heart Association has compiled a serving size cheat sheet to help you get to know the right amount for each food group.
The Right Fit.
With all this talk about the proper foods for a healthy lifestyle, it is easy to overlook the importance of physical fitness. Many experts believe fitness is defined by your optimal health and overall well-being. If you don’t know how much or what kind of exercise to begin, here’s a quick quiz to get you started.