Seems like a lot of theme weeks and theme months are populating our blog lately, but whenever the focus is on getting healthy and feeling better, we’re all for it! In many parts of the country March conjures up visions of scraping ice off your windshield when it’s still dark outside, snow days! and yummy hot chocolate. Yet, in other parts of the county the onset of March means the first sighting of daffodils and apple blossoms. But what you may not know is that all across our great nation; March is a celebration of something else…good nutrition! Yep, March is National Nutrition Month®!
Sponsored by the American Dietetic Association, all through March the ADA continues to be one of the most credible sources on food and nutrition and is invested in getting that message out to all Americans. With all the contradictory information around healthy eating, you can look to the ADA for sound and scientific information.
Obviously, getting good nutrition should be an every day kind of deal, but that isn’t always possible. Trying to eat perfectly every day is no way to live. But we can make an effort to provide our bodies with important nutrients, by trying to incorporate natural, whole foods that pump up the pleasure. Try following a Mediterranean theme such as:
• high consumption of fruits, vegetables, bread and other cereals, potatoes, beans, nuts and seeds
• olive oil as an important monounsaturated fat source
• dairy products, fish and poultry consumed in low to moderate amounts, eating little red meat
• eggs consumed up to four times a week
• wine consumed in low to moderate amounts
Information about Mediterranean eating from The American Heart Association.