Whether you're looking to lose weight or just enjoy a balanced diet, National Nutrition Month is the perfect opportunity to take steps towards making smarter food choices.
Good nutrition helps to prevent and manage a wide range of diseases and conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and even mental health conditions. Good nutrition is vital for supporting the immune system and helps us prevent and recover from colds, the flu, and other infections. It can also improve our moods, energy levels, muscle strength and physical endurance. No matter your age, nourish your body with a healthy diet for optimal health and wellbeing.
Check out these tips to help you establish lasting habits that can lead to better health:
- Plan ahead. By planning and prepping your meals ahead of time, you can control portion sizes and have healthy food to eat on-the-go.
- Snack smart. Instead of giving in to cravings for unhealthy snacks like potato chips or packaged sweets, choose nutritious snack options like fresh fruit, trail mix, or air-popped popcorn.
- Eat your colors. Aim for colorful variety of foods when planning meals. Eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables is the best way to ensure you get the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs.