March is Nutrition Month

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Healthy eating habits are easier to maintain with a well-rounded diet, and it’s easier to do than you may think. In fact, living a nutritious lifestyle can be easy and fun. Nutrition is about more than vitamins—it also includes fiber and healthy fats.

Add healthy fats. Not all fats are bad. Foods with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are important for your brain and heart.

Cut the sodium. Good nutrition is about balance, and that means not getting too much of certain ingredients, such as sodium (salt). Sodium increases blood pressure, which raises the risk for heart disease and stroke.

Aim for a variety of colors on your plate. Foods like dark, leafy greens, oranges, and tomatoes—even fresh herbs—are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and minerals.

Be sure to consult with your physician or dietician before making any changes to your diet to know what foods, portions, and choices are right for you.


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