March is National Nutrition Month®: A great time to start healthy habits!
This year's theme is "Nutrition
From the Ground Up." National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education
and information campaign created annually in March by the American Dietetic
Association. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making
informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Have you found yourself
slacking on those resolutions you set back in January? Well, National Nutrition
Month is a good time to get back on track, or even set some new goals.
Try these on for size:
Drink 4-6 ounces of orange juice each morning. Just a small cup of orange juice will provide your daily vitamin C, an essential antioxidant.
Ask for whole grain. The next time you order a sandwich out for lunch, ask for the whole grain bread. Eating more whole grain will help with weight control, lowering cholesterol, and keeping blood sugar in check if you have diabetes.
Spread lightly. That blob of butter you get on your pancakes, or side of toast? It's too much. Use less.
Grab an apple or pear mid day for a snack. It will fill you up, provide vitamins and fiber, and taste great!
Schedule your exercise with a friend. This will keep you on track, and it will be more fun!