National Nutrition Month 2016

March is National Nutrition Month. It started off as a week-long event back in March 1973. National Nutrition Week became National Nutrition Month back in 1980. The purpose of this event is to promote optimal well-being and nutrition to people of all ages. It also aims to promote physical activity.

The 2016 theme of National Nutritional Month is “Savor The Flavor Of Eating Right.” This theme encourages people to appreciate the great flavors of food and appreciate the pleasures of it. Eating foods that are both nutritious and healthy are key to savoring the flavor of eating right.

Eat More Fruits And Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are the healthiest foods that you can eat. You should get three to five servings per day. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables in order to ensure that you will get the nutrients that you need.

Eat Oily Fish

Oily fish is a great source of vitamin D. This nutrient is essential for bone health. It can also help protect against many health conditions, including high blood pressure and certain forms of cancer. Fresh tuna and salmon are examples of oily fish.

Reduce Your Sodium Intake

Even though your body does need sodium, too much of it can put you at risk for many health problems, including heart disease. It is important to note that most of the sodium in the typical American’s diet does not come from adding salt to dishes. It comes from processed foods. That is why one of the best things you can do in order to cut your sodium intake is to consume fewer processed foods.

Get Active

An active lifestyle and healthy diet should go hand in hand. You should get either 75 minutes of vigorous activity or 150 minutes of moderate activity in per week. Brisk walking and cycling are examples of moderate activities. Running is an example of a high-intensity activity. You should also perform resistance exercises.