National Nutrition Month: 7 Healthy Tips

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March is National Nutrition Month, a time to increase awareness about the importance of good nutrition in maintaining your health. Making healthy food and drink choices, improving eating habits and incorporating more physical activity into your lifestyle can help prevent many chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Here are 7 tips to help you make better, healthier nutrition choices:

  1. Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. These foods add color, flavor, fiber, vitamins and minerals to your diet.
  2. Pay attention to portion sizes. Measure the foods you are eating to see how close you are to the recommended serving size.
  3. Eat healthy snacks. Choosing from two or more food groups can help sustain energy levels between meals.
  4. Get cooking. Cooking food at home instead of going out is a healthier option because you control how it is prepared.
  5. Drink more water. Hydration is important for your overall health. Water aids in digestion, producing bodily fluids and removing waste from the body.
  6. Try new foods. This can help you from being bored with your food choices and add more variety to your diet.
  7. Read food labels. The nutrition information on the labels can help you shop, eat and drink smarter.