March is National Nutrition Month®. National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign that is created annually 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.
The theme for March 2010 is “Nutrition From the Ground Up.” The key to a healthful diet is improving your nutrition from the ground up. When planning a diet, most people have no idea what to do and what to eat. An easy way to get started, is to just focus on improving your eating habits and adding exercise into your daily activity. Start slowly from the ground up by building a good foundation, working toward a healthier happier lifestyle.
Here area few tips
1. Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat daily.
2. Focus on eating only multi-grain breads, cereals, pastas etc.
3. Increase your daily fiber intake to 30 g/day.
4. Eat more nuts and beans.
5. Eat low-fat dairy.
6. Eat two vegetarian meals/week.
7. Increase the Omega 3′s in your diet – eat fish twice a week, add flax seed to your oatmeal, use olive oil instead of butter.
8. Don’t drink your calories.
9. Exercise 150 – 300 minutes/week.
10. Make calories count by focusing on foods with more vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Improve your nutrition from the ground up.