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Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle

In March, Nutrition Month is celebrated nationally, as encouraged by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme, Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle, encourages people to adopt clean eating patterns to improve their life. Putting in the effort to create a healthy lifestyle* can be relatively simple. By consuming fewer calories and making informed food choices, you can easily make a positive impact. The following can help you get started.

Pile of Fruit and Veggies on a Table

 

At every meal, fill your plate with colorful fruits and veggies.

Grains Seperated in Boxes

 

When you eat grains, try to eat whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread, quinoa, oats, or brown rice.

Sliced Grilled Chicken

 

Choose lean meats (like fish, chicken) before going for red meats (beef).

Eggs, Nuts and Chicken on a Table

 

Go for healthy protein sources, like eggs, nuts, and beans.

Salt Spilled on a Table

 

Limit your intake of sugars and salts.

Avacados, Nuts and Penutbutter

Be aware of good fats and bad fats. Some fats (from such sources as olive and canola oils, avocados, or almonds and peanut butter) can help your skin and eyesight, while trans fats (from man-made, processed goods and some margarine) and saturated fats (some meats, butter, ice cream) may raise cholesterol.

 

*Adopting a healthy lifestyle offers more than just weight loss alone, it can also promote your overall health and reduce your risks of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even some types of cancer,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Ximena Jimenez. “Now is the time to invest in a high-quality life, and eating right and staying active can make that happen.”

Healthy Lifestyle

 

Exercising daily will also help your health. For adults, around 30 minutes is adequate, while children should get closer to 60 minutes. Even something as simple as going for a walk when the weather is nice will help you move in the right direction!

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